Château Beychevelle - Saint Julien

96 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
84 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Beychevelle - Saint Julien - 2016 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Beychevelle - Saint Julien

96 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
84 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Beychevelle spent 18 months aging in 50% new and 50% second use barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, it is a little broody to begin, opening slowly to reveal subtle savoury notes of dried herbs, charcuterie, and black olives before breaking through to a profound core of warm cassis, baked black plums, red currant jelly and candied violets. The palate is medium-bodied and delicately played with a quiet intensity of tightly wound nuances and fantastic freshness, finishing with a lingering savoury lift. This latent beauty will require a bit more time than most 2016s, but it promises to overdeliver to those prepared to wait.
The 2014 Beychevelle has a very comely, pure bouquet with heightened dark cherry, blackcurrant and wilted violet scents rendering it almost more Margaux-like than Saint Julien. The palate is medium-bodied, svelte in texture with light tannin. It is a nimble Beychevelle, light on its feet with wonderful freshness and tension towards the finish. This is a very well-crafted wine from Philippe Blanc and his team, a St. Julien that is nimble on its toes.
The grand vin, the 2012 Beychevelle, is one of the stars of St.-Julien. Opaque purple, with beautiful crème de cassis notes, the wine has floral underpinnings, sweet tannin and a nice layered, multi-dimensional mouthfeel. This is elegant and powerful, rich and intense, but light on its feet. This is a great Beychevelle and certainly seems to exceed the vintage’s character and expectations. Give it 4-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25-30 years.
Beychevelle appears to have handled the 2011 vintage in an intelligent manner, producing a soft, round, attractive, medium-bodied wine that, while not terribly deep or powerful, is well-balanced with excellent equilibrium and lots of dusty, loamy soil notes interwoven with black cherry and plummy fruit. This pretty St.-Julien can be drunk over the next decade
Deep garnet coloured, the 2010 Beychevelle comes roaring out of the glass with bombastic scents of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves and Black Forest cake plus touches of potpourri, cedar chest and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has evolved black fruit flavours and a firm, chewy texture, finishing with nice freshness and a spicy kick.
Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Beychevelle begins a little closed, slowly revealing notes of iron ore, tilled soil, fungi and underbrush over a core of blackberry preserves, warm plums and cassis with touches of mocha and camphor. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with a compelling mineral lift.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Beychevelle has a more open and more complex bouquet compared to the 2006 Talbot. I appreciate the clarity and detail here with briary, cedar and touches of forest floor, suggesting that it has both feet planted on its drinking plateau. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm grip in the mouth. This is clean and fresh with a fine line of acidity: brambly red fruit, white pepper, cloves and a touch of fennel on the finish. This surpasses previous bottles that I have tasted.
Despite the extreme heat of June, July and August, this beautiful wine’s terroir shows through. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by sweet cassis and black currant aromas, broad, round, juicy fruit flavors, medium body, and hints of figs, spice box and cedar. This complete, juicy, fully mature, impressive wine can be consumed over the next 7-8 years.
Deep ruby/purple in color, with a sweet nose of black currants, earth, licorice, and mineral, the 2000 is relatively powerful and dense for the normally restrained and elegant Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and chewy, it is showing even better out of bottle than it was from cask. While it appears to be the finest example made at Beychevelle since the 1989 and 1982, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
This elegant, stylish, well-delineated Beychevelle offers finesse and beauty in a medium-bodied, firmly-structured, flavorful format. Red and black currants, licorice, minerals, spice, and tar notes are subtle, but persuasive. While it does not cut an enormous swath across the palate, the wine's acidity, alcohol, and tannin are well-balanced
Although better than I initially rated it, the 1990 Beychevelle remains an insipid wine, exhibiting a certain dilution and shallow character. It offers herbal, earthy, raspberry, and red currant fruit followed by elevated tannins in the austere finish. It is an atypical effort for the 1990 vintage.
The 1986 Beychevelle, which I tasted from magnum at the château, has what you might describe as a light-hearted nose with joie-de-vivre. Even from a larger format, among many 1986s tasted, this is one of the most approachable with wild strawberry, mulberry, cola and graphite aromas that unfurl in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with spice and clove on the entry. It comes across as fleshier than I was anticipating and atypically for the vintage, tapering towards the finish. Arguably rustic compared to some of its Saint Julien bedfellows, it nonetheless has charm and a sense of classicism.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Saint Julien
Producer:
Chateau Beychevelle
Grapes/Blend:
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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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...

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.

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Saint-Julien is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with...

Saint-Julien is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a long history of winemaking dating back to the 17th century.

The style of production in Saint-Julien is heavily influenced by the terroir, which is characterized by gravelly soils and a maritime climate. The grapes grown here are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, with smaller amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The wines produced in Saint-Julien are typically full-bodied and complex, with a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their firm tannins and long aging potential, with some of the best vintages capable of aging for several decades.

One of the most famous producers in Saint-Julien is Château Léoville Las Cases, which has been producing wine since the 17th century. Their wines are known for their elegance and finesse, with a perfect balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity. Another notable producer is Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, which has been producing wine since the 18th century. Their wines are known for their power and intensity, with a rich, velvety texture and flavors of black fruit, spice, and tobacco.

Other notable producers in Saint-Julien include Château Beychevelle, Château Talbot, and Château Branaire-Ducru. Each of these producers has their own unique style and approach to winemaking, but all share a commitment to producing the highest quality wines possible.

Overall, Saint-Julien is a wine appellation that is steeped in history and tradition, with a long-standing reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the world. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, a bottle of Saint-Julien wine is sure to impress.

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