Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 (JS-89-90)
What a beautiful wine already, with blueberries and raspberries. Full and velvety. Impressive second wine.
Source: 0511, Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st May 2011 (RP-87-89)
A blend 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 33% Merlot. A sample taken from tank at the last minute so this was a little closed, although there is certainly very good fruit intensity on both the nose and the palate. Tasted March 2011.
The rigorous selection process undergone by the grand vin results in the creation of its younger brother, Amiral de Beychevelle.Despite being made from young vines, Amiral de Beychevelle benefits from the same growing techniques, meticulous sorting, and traditional barrel ageing.It has the same elegance and finesse as its older brother, but reveals its character more quickly, offering wine-enthusiasts the full vivacity of its youth. It can be kept for up to fifteen years, depending on the vintage.
HARVEST DATES: From September 27th to October 13th
PRODUCTION AREA: 71.2 ha
YIELD: 45.5 hl/ha
BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon 61%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 6%
TASTING NOTE: Nose of black fruit, fresh and elegant on the palate.