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Beychevelle 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

* *2013 Bordeaux Future. Delivery Fall 2016.*"Deep colour, good Cabernet fruit, well-expressed vineyard and will show well, classic St-Julien."Steven Spurrier from Decanter * *We will notify you on arrival. Summer 2016.*

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

Editorial Reviews for Beychevelle

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Elegant, hightoned and floral on the nose with herbal complexity already accenting the red fruit, this has a very fine and balanced nose. Rigid, slightly austere and upright in the mouth, there is elegance and subtlety on display here with fresh, bright fruit, transparent and bright. I love the intensity of the fruit which comes with only modest power leaving one with a lacy well balanced structure built on ripe tannins that linger on the long, elegant finish. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Tight,a bit oaky, sweet wood, earthy brown spice – moderately rich, nice density, ripe tannins, nice balance, a touch dry, savory backend peeks out under ripe full fruit that drives the long finish, (89-90)


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/11/2009

This is subtle yet nuanced with layers on the nose revealing notes of creosote, scorched earth, bitter cocoa, cassi, herb, and vanilla. In the mouth medium full yet with excellent balance and a real sense of elegance. The structure is very well integrated leaving a seamless mouthfeel to the core of cassis/boysenberry fruit that is wrapped around the very refined tannins. The finish is long and features a gentle balance of fruit, spice, and mineral notes that end on a note of pencil lead. More Margaux than St. Julien this is refined and appealing and will be ready sooner than many 2005’s


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 1975 09/22/2008

Opens with a very fine tobacco and scorched blackberry nose with layers of leather and chalk and subtle hints of iodine and tea. Good bright sour cherry up front, strong acidity and lots of dusty tannins keep this fairly big in the mouth and while it is texturally fresh the flavors tend toward leathery and tarry. A touch lean and very savory leading to a drying finish that is a bit astringent. So a bit of a conflict here as I really like the lovely balance and the bracing dignity of the wine but wish there was a bit more buffering fruit. Drink em if you got em.


Member Reviews for Beychevelle

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.70 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/07/2013

Toller Beychevelle. 2010 war ein gutes Jahr und das schmeckt man auch: sehr fein, präsente Frucht, leichtes Holz, noch etwas zu herbe Tannine, wird aber noch abgebaut


4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/17/2012

Wahnsinn!! Typisch, kräftig, schon jetzt sehr runde und feine Tannine, wird nur noch besser. Allerdings sehr teuer.


3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/21/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Martingauthier
68883163
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/22/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 09/13/2007

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


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External Reviews for Beychevelle

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Delicate and pretty with blueberry and mineral character. Medium body fine tannins fresh finish. Well-crafted for the vintage. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

47% cabernet sauvignon 47% merlot 4% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. The 250 hectare estate is planted in deep gravel with an average vine age of 25 years. Aged 18 months in 50% new oak. Notes of blackberry and Santa Rosa plum dominate the nose which also shows aromas of eucalyptus clove mocha and vanilla. Medium-bodied on the palate the tannins are broad and mouth-filling. There is a high level of acidity present but also enough fruit to balance it and allow for a long lingering finish. Give it 5-8 years to come together and enjoy through 2030. Tasted twice. Alex Shaw.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/08/2012

47% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, and 2% petit verdot. The 250 hectare estate is planted in deep gravel with an average vine age of 25 years. Aged 18 months in 50% new oak. Notes of blackberry and Santa Rosa plum dominate the nos... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Beychevelle 3000ml


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/10/2009

4me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/06/2009

4ème Cru Classé


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/06/2010

Dark color of good intensity. Fruity and fresh nose of average aromatic intensity. Rounded and fruity on the palate the wine appears pleasant and of medium body. Fine tannins. Medium length. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot create a structured masculine four-square styled wine dominated by fresh ripe cassis notes. This old school style of wine will please some tasters more than it did me. Jeff Leve.


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* *2013 Bordeaux Future. Delivery Fall 2016.*"Deep colour, good Cabernet fruit, well-expressed vineyard and will show well, classic St-Julien."Steven Spurrier from Decanter * *We will notify you on arrival. Summer 2016.*

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