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Quatrième grand cru classé of Saint-Julien
Chateau Beychevelle in Saint Julien, owned by the Castel and Suntory groups, is a 250-hectare wine estate with 90 hectares of vines, and is known for its graceful, complex and richly aromatic wine. It is important to know that the prices of the bottles of château Beychevelle have increased in recent years in view of the success of this Bordeaux wine in Asia.
What are the specificities of Château Beychevelle?
No reproach can be made to the jury of 1855 which classified the cru in the tail group of the quatrième cru. It is assured that it was not much better at the time. And then came the generations of Achille-Fould, full of ambition. The wine then made a steady rise before embarking on a twenty-year period of instability, from the 1962 vintage to the 1981 vintage. Frankly mediocre in the small years, passable in some big years, the wine looked for an image, believing to find it in the bottles to be opened young. If the wines of Chateau Beychevelle have a particularity, they are nonetheless endowed with a reserve of power which ensures them a certain longevity. The errors of the past have found their end with sumptuous 1982, 1986, 1988 and 1989. The means that the Garantie Mutuelle des Fonctionnaires, which bought the estate from the Achille-Fould family in 1987, put into it contributed greatly to the rise in the classification of this vineyard.
The vineyard, located on deep Garonne gravel soils, offers a wine tasting made of 4 different grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
- Merlot 31%
- Cabernet Franc 5%
- Petit Verdot 2%
After traditional vinification, the Château Beychevelle is aged for 18 months in new oak barrels, half of which are new. Roundness, aromatic richness and power come back in the tasting comments.
In order to best express its terroir, the estate also produces a second wine, "Amiral de Beychevelle".
The best vintages of Château Beychevelle: 1982, 2010, 2005, 2009, 2015
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