Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1975

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4ème Cru Classé

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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

Editorial Reviews for Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
3.50 5
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.


External Reviews for Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/14/2013

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1975 Beychevelle 1500ml



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