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Château Beychevelle 2010 4eme Cru St Julien

BEYC055
Château Beychevelle’s vineyards are located in the far south of the St-Julien appellation. It has the reputation of producing generally forward wine, supple and rich, which gives approachable, early drinking pleasure.
Type:
Vintage:
2010
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2020 through to 2032
Closure Type:
Cork
£120.00
 

Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle is an estate along La Gironde about 30 miles northwest of Bordeaux near the village of St.-Julien. Founded in the Middle Ages, Château Beychevelle was once owned by an admiral in the French navy who demanded respect by baisse voile (lowering of the masts when passing his riverfront fortification). The Louis XV-style château is an 18th-century masterpiece with classic French gardens and a museum-quality interior. Vines cover more than 200 acres of terroir, planted mostly with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Château Beychevelle produces a grand vin, a deuxième crus (Amiral de Beychevelle) and an AC Haut-Médoc.

Tasting Notes

"the 2010 Beychevelle displays sweet black currant, black cherry, foresty notes, medium to full-bodied texture with impressive purity and moderately high tannins (although they’ve softened considerably during the wine’s upbringing in barrel). Layered and rich for a Beychevelle, this wine should easily withstand three decades of cellaring." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013

Food Matches

Delicious with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding.