2010 - Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
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2010 CH BEYCHEVELLE 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £706.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 91-94

    A stunning Beychevelle, highlighting the property's return to form. This is a wine full of charmand grace, with its velvety textured fruit, balanced intensity and subtly fresh flavours in the mouth. Beautifully complete and harmonious. All-in-all a very lovely wine. DR

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, April 2020,
    Score: 94

    The 2010 Beychevelle has a dense bouquet with blackberry and wild hedgerow aromas. The oak is neatly integrated and with subtle iodine scents developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, a superb line of acidity, fresh and vibrant with a distinctive graphite note towards the Pauillac-like finish. I love the linearity and precision of this Saint-Julien, real class here. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Tasted April 2020. 2023-2055

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2011,
    Score: 94-96

    The Beychevelle 2010 displays very good intensity on the nose with dark berries, a touch of Dorset plum and an almost Margaux-like floral element. The palate is full-bodied, certainly a very powerful Saint Julien that reminds me of Ducru Beaucaillou. Enormous structure on the palate, silky smooth tannins, very nice symmetry with notes of blackberry, cedar and a touch of allspice. The rounded finish belies the backbone underneath although you can feel the grip on the aftertaste. This is as good as the 2009, but more masculine and will need longer to reach its plateau. Drink 2018-

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 94

    Showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, where it was also impressive, but not quite at this level, 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. I would give it another 3-4 years of bottle age, but this is a fabulous effort from the first chateau one sees upon entering the appellation of St.-Julien.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 90-92

    Flowery blueberry, red and black currant fruit notes intermixed with a hint of damp earth emerge from this wine's moderate aromatics. Elegant with medium body as well as a classic Beychevellestyle with high tannins and a more restrained structure, the elevated tannins suggest 7-8 years of cellaring will be necessary. It should keep for 25-30 years thereafter. Drink: 2018 - 2048

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2011,
    Score: 93-94

    Mineral, lemon grass and berries on the nose. Full bodied, with ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful finish. Lasts for minutes. This is the best Beychevelle in years. Maybe decades.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 17.5

    Beautifully concentrated cassis fruit, lovely aromatics on the nose, fine middle palate and good grippy tannins, a very good Beychevelle. Drink 2018-30.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17

    Medium intense colour, with a slightly simple toasty oak nose. Pretty chewy palate. Very dry tannins! Very pure expression but it will need a great deal of time to show itself in any flattering light. Drink 2025-2040

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 91-94

    Juicy, with a beam of cassis and spice bread, laced with smoke, graphite and crushed plum on the velvety finish. -J.M.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, OCtober 2014,
    Score: 17.5/20

    Leather, black cherry, furry tannin giving smooth grip. Very well made - just enough bite and refreshment with lots of pure fruit. (RH) Score 17.5/20 Drink dates 2015-2025

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Producer

Château Beychevelle

Located in the north of Saint Julien, Château Beychevelle boasts one of the Medoc’s most remarkable châteaux surrounded by immaculate gardens. There are two theories explaining its name and nautical label - both acknowledging the passing ships in the nearby Gironde and the Gascon language - "beychet velo" or "bêche velle" meaning "lowered sails" and "sailing vessel", respectively. Particularly prized amongst the Asian market, this estate is renowned for producing wines of superb concentration and power with excellent ageing potential. In the words of Decanter’s Jane Anson, this château is “one of the most vibrant in Bordeaux right now”.

Region

St Julien

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.