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Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2008

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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

External Reviews for Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/24/2009

This wine is very primary at the moment showing lots of earth and forest floor on the nose. On the palate very spicy flavors, chewy, and tannic. This wine is going to need many years in the bottle until it is ready to drink. John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Beychevelle 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Made in a seductive, soft, charming style, the 2008 Beychevelle is destined to be drunk during its first 15 years of life. It is a sensual St.-Julien offering pretty raspberry and cranberry fruit as well as hints of darker fruits on the palate. With ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Beychevelle 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2012

This has a slightly brawny edge, but feels like its filling out quickly, with lush, dark fig sauce, black licorice snap and graphite notes taking on more depth as it airs in the glass. Extra black tea and anise hints flash on the finish. Drink now t... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Beychevelle 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/22/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Beychevelle 750ml


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

This ageworthy elegant well-made Beychevelle displays copious red and black cherry fruit notes intertwined with dusty loamy soil and oak undertones decent acidity moderate tannin and impressive intensity as well as length. Give it 1-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next 15-18 years. 89+ Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
05/18/2010

A case of 1 750ML Bottle



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