2013 - Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
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2013 CH BEYCHEVELLE 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Beychevelle
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2018 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,040.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2014,
    Score: 86-88

    This was the first in the line-up of St Juliens and a very attractive way to start. It has lots of dark, spiced berry fruits and there is good volume and texture although, at this stage, just a little dry. It is essentially well made for the vintage.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, October 2016,
    Score: 88

    The 2013 Beychevelle has a backward, tightly coiled bouquet, though there is more vigor here than the Branaire-Ducru with earthy blackberry and cedar scents. In fact, Philippe Blanc has created a quite Pauillac set of aromas. The palate is saline on the entry with assertive tannin: a tang of green bell pepper in the mouth but with a decent solid finish that shows good backbone. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle and you will have yourself a respectable, foursquare Beychevelle, if not a remarkable one.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2014,
    Score: 86-88

    The Grand Vin is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot cropped at 28.5hl/ha between 1 and 10 October. There is around 9% vin de presse. It has a rather "sedate" bouquet with earthy black fruit, a hint of graphite originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is balanced, light with that graphite theme interwoven through the black fruit. It is nicely focused although very linear and a little hollow towards the finish. As Philippe Blanc said, this is "honest" Beychevelle that will not set the world on fire, but it should drink nicely over the next decade.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, August 2014,
    Score: 88-90

    A solid effort from this beautiful St.-Julien estate, the 2013 Beychevelle displays a healthy dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged color along with a floral-scented nose offering notes of black and red currants, forest floor, and subtle oak. With excellent richness, fine-grained, soft tannin and enough acidity for definition, it should drink well for 10-12 years. Drink: 2014 - 2026

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2014,
    Score: 16

    A nice open red fruit nose with some purity and attack. A little dry and sour on account of the oak but a very good attempt and a lovely red cherry theme which drags out the finish well. Good wine considering I am not normally a fan.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2014,
    Score: 17+

    Opulent fruitiness – brambles and cherry. Modern, sleek and aromatic with a white pepper and sweet spice element. Good persistence – really nicely done. (RH)

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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.