2017 Chateau Beychevelle 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 12x75cl

2017 Chateau Beychevelle 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 12x75cl

$2,040.00 Excl. GST
$2,223.60 Incl. GST
IN BOND
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COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2017
PRODUCER
Chateau Beychevelle
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 2 in stock, Duty Paid

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 78 hectares
Soils: Garonne gravel
Average age of the vines: 28 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Production: 40 000 to 50 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 18 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 48%
  • Merlot 43%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
  • Petit Verdot 3%

The Chateau makes one other wines:

  • Amiral de Beychevelle:
    • Grape varieties:

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Merlot
      • Cabernet Franc

  • Les Brulieres de Beychevelle:
    • Grape varieties:

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Merlot
      • Cabernet Franc

    Learn more about Château Beychevelle
    here

Tasting Notes

Vinous 94

The 2017 Beychevelle seems to have calmed down on the nose in recent months, far more even-tempered with still gorgeous pure red berry fruit laced with pomegranate and espresso. But now I find more Saint-Julien in my glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins. This feels very cohesive, poised and delineated with a seductive, cassis-tinged finish. Given market prices, I might plump for the 2017 at the moment. Wonderful. Tasted at the Beychevelle vertical at the property. [Neal Martin, 21/03/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2050

JancisRobinson.com 16.5

Tasted blind. Deep ruby colour. Very floral and fragrant fruit. High toned. Succulent entry, quite polished and fleshy. Full array of fruit and fresh, vibrant acidity. The tannins are fine but firm, offering excellent structure against the fruit. This is approachable and easy to like. (TP) [16/09/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2037

Robert Parker 94

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Beychevelle has a fragrant, floral nose with warm cassis, preserved plums and Morello cherries plus earth, herbs and cinnamon touches. Medium-bodied, it has lovely expression with firm, fine grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new and 40% second fill. The final blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Fifty-two percent of the production was dedicated to the grand vin, with 240,000 bottles produced. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 03/01/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042

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