Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
150cl * 13.5% ABV * Bordeaux, France
Saint-Julien’s wines famously combine power with a rich mid-palate, and this certainly charms with a currant and damson character, as well as its deliciously soft texture and fine-grained tannins. Haut-Beychevelle is owned by the Martin family of Château Gloria and the late Henri Martin - something of a legend in the trade - was one-time manager of First Growth Château Latour, so they really know their stuff. Firmly in its stride, this is drinking well now and will cellar gracefully for another few years.