|Producer||Amiral de Beychevelle|
The nose is fruity and offers concentration, intensity as well as a beautiful definition. It reveals notes of fleshy blackberry, fleshy cassis and moreslightly wild raspberry associated with touches of juicy/crunchy red berries associated with fine hints of violet and liquorice. The palate is fruity, fresh, mineral, well-balanced and offers a beautiful definition, suavity, juiciness, gourmandize, a beautiful definition,a fine fleshiness, a good strucutre, a small straightness as well as tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy/juicy blackberry, juicy cassis and small notes of juicy strawberry associated with a touch of fleshy raspberry as well as hints of tonka bean, mocha and liquorice. Tannins are well-built. Good length. Gourmandize, tension and a very fine grainy tension on the finish. There are fine hints of chocolate and caramelized oak on the finish.
A rock star of a second wine already offering pleasure, the 2018 Amiral De Beychevelle checks in as 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that comes from the younger vines of the estate and slightly more sandy soils. This makes for a more up-front, fruit-driven wine that reveals a deep purple hue as well as sumptuous array of blueberries, black cherries, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, and spring flowers. It's classic Bordeaux on the nose, yet has a wonderful sweetness of fruit, ripe, polished tannins, no hard edges, and just a balanced, seamless style that's ideal for enjoying over the coming 10-15 years.