Château Beychevelle 2022 Released

Château Beychevelle 2022 has been released and it is being offered by the international trade for £836 per 12×75, up 18.4% on the 2021’s opening price (£706 per 12×75). This release price is lower than the current market price of all vintages of the last 10 years bar 2021.

Interestingly Beychevelle is correlated more strongly with age than score, making younger vintages and en primeur potentially good buying options.

Neal Martin (Vinous) is yet to score the wine. However, William Kelley (Wine Advocate) awarded the wine a barrel range of 92-94 points. He noted that it was ‘unusually suave and polished tannins in the context of recent vintages at this address’.

James Suckling awarded it a slightly higher score of 94-95 points. He also noted that ‘the tannins are very well-integrated’ and commented on the ‘lovely bright fruit of currants and blackberries’.

Jean-Marc Quarin scored the wine 95 points and said that it had a ‘nice finish giving way to perfume rather than tannin. What charm!’

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