Château Beychevelle

+33 5 56 73 20 70 SAINT-JULIEN-BEYCHEVELLE, 33250
France

 

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 Read more »

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    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Chateau Haut-Beychevelle Gloria Saint-Julien 1994

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80826 website My bottle had obviously been well cellared because it was covered in dust but the level was well into the neck.Saint-Julien is an AOC created in 1936 for red wines from around the village of Beychevelle on the east coast of the Medoc peninsular some 20... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Beychevelle 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • To me this is weird.A few years back I used to participate in the annual ... ... ... from their ownership of Chateau Beychevelle and some past California operations), but really no great shakes and in no way is it paying for itself, especially since prices are skyhigh and the three times I've visited no one seems to be paying the tariff.Bet t... Read More

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  • So, we have many different types of wineries with tasting rooms, right?Some are castles... (Castello Di Amarosa)Some are in peoples homes...Some are in mansions (Ledson)So on so forth...I'm interested to hear about, by far, THE WEIRDEST wineries/tasting rooms out there that should basically be in some kind of fairy tale in reality. Has anyone be... Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

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  • Château Beychevelle St.-Julien Pre-Arrival 2012

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    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... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Beychevelle St.-Julien Pre-Arrival 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Beychevelle 2010

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    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 Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Château du Glana Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1996

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42867. Saint-Julien is a Bordeaux AOC created in 1936 for wines from in and around the Saint-Julien-Beychevelle commune on the Medoc peninsular.It is a small [900 hectares] but prestigious appellation with 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification..Chateau... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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