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One of the most impressive Château in the whole of the Médoc, Château Beychevelle is a 4ème Cru Classé. Once owned by the Admiral of France, the name came from the expression 'Baisse-Vaille' meaning 'lower sails' which is reflected in the galley on the label.
In the 18th century the Château Beychevelle building, one of the most impressive in the Médoc, was built.
In the 19th century, Château Beychevelle became the property of Pierre-François Guestier, of the Barton & Guestier wine merchant: under his management, the estate was classified as a fourth grand cru in 1855.
The located in the far south of the St-Julien appellation and are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. The best examples are powerful and concentrated and can age effortlessly.