2014 Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Beychevelle
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2022 - 2033
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2014 - Ch Beychevelle 4ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Beychevelle
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2022 - 2033
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,226.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £102.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £990.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2015, Score: 90-92

    With over 50% Merlot in the finished blend this has a characteristic fleshiness and richness, both from the predominant grape variety and warmth of the vineyard location which hugs the Gironde. A very appealing style, with real vibrancy and a soft layered finish.

  • Neal Martin, April 2015, Score: 91-93

    The Château Beychevelle 2014 is a blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. You might notice the high percentage of Merlot. This is because of the flowering, decisions made during blending and the low yield of the Cabernet Sauvignon. It was cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare between 25 September and 14 October during what the estate recorded as the driest September since 1961. That Merlot governs the aromatics here, the fruit clearly towards the red side of the fruit spectrum: cranberry and wild strawberry, almost Right Bank in style. The palate is ripe and fleshy, nicely defined with tensile tannins. I appreciate the nascent harmony here, with fine precision and a long sustained finish with fine salinity. You could argue that pinning your hopes on Merlot when so many others proselytize Cabernet Sauvignon was a risk however, in this showing it was a risk that was worth taking. "Pomerol does Saint Julien" perhaps? It seems to work on what may be the most seductive Beychevelle for years

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2015, Score: 90-93

    A big, powerful wine for the year, the 2014 Beychevelle is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Today, the 2014 is quite bold, with notable concentration and overall intensity. Lavender, mint, spices, cedar and new leather are all nicely delineated. It will be interesting to see if the 2014 fleshes out a bit more from here. Tasted two times.

  • James Suckling, March 2015, Score: 93-94

    A firm and austere young red now but there's serious fruit and mineral character underneath. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish.

  • Decanter, April 2015, Score: 90

    Fine florality and black fruits on the nose then classy and classic St-Julien flavours. Has fleshed out a bit from the past – an attractively elegant, well-expressed wine. Drink: 2019-2030

  • Matthew Jukes, May 2015, Score: 17.5+

    (51 Merlot, 39 Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 Petit Verdot, 5 Cabernet Franc) | 14% alc. | 50% new oak. This was one of the most whispered about wines of the vintage, not least because it reversed the blend that virtually everyone on the Left Bank knew was key to making a great wine. What’s bizarre is that I didn’t agree with anyone I spoke to with regard to this wine (I just think that people didn’t taste it, they just looked at the stats and gave up). In spite of the fact that it is made up of half Merlot this is a remarkable creation. The Merlot fruit is sexy, forward, very clean and it shows no green notes whatsoever. The Cabernet yields here were very low indeed, so they made up the wine with more Merlot than normal. So what! It would have been a problem if this wine wasn’t balanced, but it is. OK, it’s unusual, but there is superb, atypical juiciness here, with really lovely balance. There is always an exception to the rule and in 2014 Beychevelle is it.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2015, Score: 16.5

    Light nose. Sweet start. A little reminiscent of the Haut-Médocs I have just been tasting. Not one of the most energetic or convincing St-Juliens though perfectly serviceable. Just slightly hollow. Drink 2022-2032

  • Wine Spectator, April 2015, Score: 91-94

    Well-packed, with plum cake, bramble, blueberry patch and anise notes, all allied to a graphite edge on the finish. Racy acidity underscores everything. Rock-solid.

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 marke...Read more

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”.Read less

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.