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Beychevelle 2006

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With its excellent terroir, Beychevelle should produce one of the great wines<br/>of the region. Well, shock horror, in 2006 it has made a big leap towards doing<br/>exactly that. With lovely unctuous fruit and silky concentration, this<br/>surprisingly powerful 2006 is a revelation. General Manager Philippe Blanc has<br/>plans to replant some of his Merlot with Cabernet in the future and it is no<br/>coincidence that the success of this focused, sexy 2006 has the lowest amount<br/>of Merlot (29%) and the highest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%) ever. Snap<br/>this up before the prices start going the same way.<br/>

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Château Beychevelle:
  Château Beychevelle is a historic estate and Grand Cru Classé wine in Saint Julien, Bordeaux that dates back to the 15th century. During the reign of Henri III of France, the estate was the home of Jean-Louis Nogaret de la Valette, the Duke of Epernon, who was so powerful that ships who passed before his Château had to lower their sails. Hence the proprietary motif... Read more
  Château Beychevelle is a historic estate and Grand Cru Classé wine in Saint Julien, Bordeaux that dates back to the 15th century. During the reign of Henri III of France, the estate was the home of Jean-Louis Nogaret de la Valette, the Duke of Epernon, who was so powerful that ships who passed before his Château had to lower their sails. Hence the proprietary motif of the ship with the “basse-voile” (lowered sail) and the griffin, who according to legend would guard the cellar of wine god Dionysius.    Wines have been produced here since the 17th century. It was classified as a “fourth growth” (Quatrième Cru) in the 1855 Classification. It has passed through the hands of many owners since its begninnings, and is now part of the Grande Millésimes de France. The vineyards are planted with 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, with an average vine age of 25 years. The Grand Vin of the estate is Château Beychevelle, and their second wine, Admiral de Beychevelle.  Read less

Member Reviews for Beychevelle

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.00 5
01/29/2009

Disappointing. Smoke and black currant nose Spicy wine with a touch of tobacco, but not much fruit (YET?) and a bit sour. A so-so finish. I am so far from other notes about this wine that I wonder if I had a bad bottle.


Snooth User: Matthieu
31468120
3.50 5
09/13/2007

tient la route, concentré, équilibré, fruit noir, nez chaleureux, racé


External Reviews for Beychevelle

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
10/15/2009

he color is dense dark mulberry purple and the aroma is fresh, clean and reserved with an overlay of new oak. The wine is somewhat severe now with tannins and acidity that wrap it up tightly, yet there is real substance hidden within. Another excellent Beychevelle following the superb 2005. Tasted from barrel April '07. By early '09, Beychevelle has been "tamed" by barrel maturation, showing a fine restrained aroma with delicate fruit qualites. The palate is medium weight but highly expressive for a you ng wine, offering high toned aromatics in a very long finish. A model of finess, the '06 Beychevelle will give pleasure early in its life. Robert Parker 90.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

Château Beychevelle is a prestigious great growth steeped in three centuries of history. Beychevelle was the fiefdom of the Ducs d'Epernon. The first duke, Jean Louis Nogaret de la Valette, French Grand Admiral, wielded enormous power. According to legend, all ships had to lower theirs sails as they sailed past the Château in hommage to its powerful owner. This accounted for the name Baisse-Voile, which changed to Beychevelle over the years. Built in the 17th century and reconstructed by the Marquis de Brassier in 1757, Château Beychevelle is one of the jewels of the entire Bordeaux region. Maintaining a wonderful balance between power and finesse, Beychevelle's wine reflects its elegant architecture. The château places great emphasis on environmental protection and health, and earned both Agriculture Raisonnée ("Sustainable Agriculture") and "Terra Vitis" certification in 2005.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
07/14/2010

Präsente Furchtnote (schwarze Johannisbeere, schwarze Kirschen), die eine gute Reife erkennen lässt. Die Holznoten des Ausbaus sind wahrnehmbar, bleiben aber diskret und elegant. Ein reintöniger, gerader Wein mit langanhaltenden Geschmacksempfindungen


External Review
12/09/2009

Full of charm and elegance with aromas of red berries, violets and stony minerals on the finish. Drinking well today.


External Review
01/16/2009

Beychevelle has been a hit-or-miss estate for nearly three decades, but it appears to be achieving more consistency and quality over recent vintages. The deep plum/ruby-tinged 2006 possesses charcoal,... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Beychevelle 3000ml



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With its excellent terroir, Beychevelle should produce one of the great wines<br/>of the region. Well, shock horror, in 2006 it has made a big leap towards doing<br/>exactly that. With lovely unctuous fruit and silky concentration, this<br/>surprisingly powerful 2006 is a revelation. General Manager Philippe Blanc has<br/>plans to replant some of his Merlot with Cabernet in the future and it is no<br/>coincidence that the success of this focused, sexy 2006 has the lowest amount<br/>of Merlot (29%) and the highest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%) ever. Snap<br/>this up before the prices start going the same way.<br/>

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