2011 Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien

Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
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2011 Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018-2030
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£900.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(5 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2012, Score: 88-90

One of my favourites wines in St Julien this year. Full of ripe unctuous fruit, it focuses on purity and subtlety. Whilst not a massively big wine, it has great balance and will provide huge pleasure for mid term drinking.

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Producer

Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle is the first famous property one stumbles upon coming north into St Julien. It boasts possibly the most colourful and glorious gardens in all of Bordeaux. There are two theories explaining its name and nautical label - both acknowledging the passing ships in the nearby Girondeand the Gascon language - "beychet velo" or "bêche velle" meaning "lowered sails" and "sailing vessel", respectively. Château Beychevelle has been particularly successful in the Asian markets.

Region

St Julien, Red Bordeaux

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.

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