2011 - Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2011 CH BEYCHEVELLE 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,022.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    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.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 87-89

    A medium-bodied, pleasant, lighter style of St.-Julien, the 2011 Beychevelle reveals a dark plum/ruby color in addition to notes of strawberries, black cherries, new saddle leather and hints of herbs and earth. Refreshing and delicate, it should drink well for 10-15 years. Drink: 2012-2027.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 90-91

    Plenty of blueberry and currant character with soft and velvety tannins and a pretty balance of fruit, alcohol and bright acidity. Nicely done.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 16.5

    Well-expressed Cabernet fruit and typical Beychevelle restrained elegance, with more fruit and depth to show as it matures. Drink 2015-2025. (14 stars).

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2012,
    Score: 16

    Deep crimson. Delicately, leafily fragrant. On the lighter side but the tannins reined in to keep the balance. Finishes dry but still fragrant. Drink 2017-2026.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 88-91

    This has good ripe plum and black cherry fruit woven with a currant eau-de-vie aroma. There's fine-grained structure and an easy, vanilla-tinged finish. Not as dense as the top St.-Juliens.

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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.