Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle is a stunning and imposing historic château in St. Julien. It is often referred to as the ‘Versailles of Bordeaux’ because of the beauty of its architecture and gardens. Like many Médoc estates, Beychevelle has a long and fascinating history, tracing its ownership back to the Dukes of Epernon in the c16th . The power of the dukes was such that boats passing Beychevelle on the Gironde were required to lower their sails, which is where Beychevelle gets its name. It was classified as one of ten Quatrièmes Crus (Fourth Growths) in the 1855 classification. It has real power and ages with ease. Every bottle can be checked using a new identification system to prevent forgery. The Château Beychevelle vineyard is dispersed in the St. Julien appellation. They have vines close to the river, next to Château Ducru Beaucaillou and to Château Leoville Barton. Because the boat on the label resembles a Chinese ‘dragon boat’ the wine has acquired a kind of cult status in the Far East. There is a second wine, Amiral de Beychevelle, which made its debut in the 1950s.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beychevelle 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €743.70
2016

Beychevelle 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2016 Beychevelle has a stunning bouquet of vibrant, shimmering blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with crushed stone and rose petals. The well-balanced palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a slightly savory/dried blood finish that lingers in the mouth. Tasting both in London and in Bordeaux, I found the latter bottle to have a little more precision and race on the finish. This will surely be a benchmark for this Saint Julien estate.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €743.70
Beychevelle 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,361.40
2017

Beychevelle 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Hawthorn and crushed earth on the nose, with touches of brambled hedgerow berries. I really like this, it has personality, and is showing well even at this early stage, still with the finesse and elegance of the appellation in this particular vintage coupled with concentration and focus to the fruit. One to feel confident with for the long haul.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,361.40
Beychevelle 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €638.10
2017

Beychevelle 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Hawthorn and crushed earth on the nose, with touches of brambled hedgerow berries. I really like this, it has personality, and is showing well even at this early stage, still with the finesse and elegance of the appellation in this particular vintage coupled with concentration and focus to the fruit. One to feel confident with for the long haul.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €638.10
Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €711.30
2018

Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

Showing beautifully both times I was able to taste it, the 2018 Château Beychevelle checks in as a blend of 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that's aging in 60% new French oak. This ultra-pure, refined, gorgeously layered Beychevelle offers terrific notes of black cherries, blackberries, cassis, violets, and damp earth. Deep, concentrated, and layered on the palate, it has a thrilling sense of purity and elegance as well as building structure. This is the third vintage vinified in the new cellar, and the 2018 represents a selection of 50% of the total production. It hit 14.5% alcohol with a healthy pH of 3.74 and a massive IPT of 81. Hats off to director Romain Ducolomb for another brilliant wine that I suspect will surpass both the 2015 and 2016!
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-97+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €711.30
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Beychevelle 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €605.00
2016

Beychevelle 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2016 Beychevelle has a stunning bouquet of vibrant, shimmering blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with crushed stone and rose petals. The well-balanced palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a slightly savory/dried blood finish that lingers in the mouth. Tasting both in London and in Bordeaux, I found the latter bottle to have a little more precision and race on the finish. This will surely be a benchmark for this Saint Julien estate.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €605.00
Beychevelle 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,105.00
2017

Beychevelle 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Hawthorn and crushed earth on the nose, with touches of brambled hedgerow berries. I really like this, it has personality, and is showing well even at this early stage, still with the finesse and elegance of the appellation in this particular vintage coupled with concentration and focus to the fruit. One to feel confident with for the long haul.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,105.00
Beychevelle 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €517.00
2017

Beychevelle 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (93)

Hawthorn and crushed earth on the nose, with touches of brambled hedgerow berries. I really like this, it has personality, and is showing well even at this early stage, still with the finesse and elegance of the appellation in this particular vintage coupled with concentration and focus to the fruit. One to feel confident with for the long haul.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 93 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €517.00
Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €578.00
2018

Beychevelle 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95-97+)

Showing beautifully both times I was able to taste it, the 2018 Château Beychevelle checks in as a blend of 50% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that's aging in 60% new French oak. This ultra-pure, refined, gorgeously layered Beychevelle offers terrific notes of black cherries, blackberries, cassis, violets, and damp earth. Deep, concentrated, and layered on the palate, it has a thrilling sense of purity and elegance as well as building structure. This is the third vintage vinified in the new cellar, and the 2018 represents a selection of 50% of the total production. It hit 14.5% alcohol with a healthy pH of 3.74 and a massive IPT of 81. Hats off to director Romain Ducolomb for another brilliant wine that I suspect will surpass both the 2015 and 2016!
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95-97+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €578.00

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