A large print of the Beychevelle label stares down at us in the office, with its familiar image of a sailing ship, commemorating the admiral who once owned the Château. Passing ships were required to lower their sales in his honour. The resemblance to a 'dragon boat' has made this a collectable wine in China and Beychevelle, resulting in a positive effect on its potential as an investment-grade wine. Quality is improving and Jane Anson describes the 2019 as a 'confident and well expressed Beychevelle' (94 points).
At £657 IB, this is the cheapest Beychevelle on the market (all other vintages are trading above £700) and is 8.7% below the release price of the 2018 (£720)