Château Beychevelle 2015, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien

BEYC075
One of the most enjoyable wines this vintage - the higher proportion of Merlot giving a stunning richness with layer upon layer of creamy chocolate and cassis flavours. Château Beychevelle’s vineyards are located in the far south of the St-Julien appellation and has the reputation of producing generally forward wine, supple and rich, which gives approachable, early drinking pleasure.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2025 through to 2038
Closure Type:
Cork
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£112.00
 

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

Appealing, perfumed Parma violet bouquet, dense fruit structure with opulence and sweet notes of toasted oak. Stunning richness with layer upon layer of creamy chocolate and cassis flavours with a little cedar oak adding character. A very impressive, harmonious and supple Claret.

Food Matches

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

Press Comments

"…. this could evolve into one of Philippe Blanc's greatest Beychevelles." 92/94 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2015