Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2001 - Lot of 3 Bottles
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Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2001

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A racy, supple, expressive Saint-Julien with fabulous ageing potential. More info

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 slightly marked label, 3 slightly scuffed label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Grands Millésimes de France (Suntory/P.Castel)
  • More information....

Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Poularde rôtie, Boeuf mironton et morilles à la crème, Côte de boeuf au gros sel.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • What the experts say...

    "While a distinctive soil character dominates the fruit, it offers good richness, medium body, and moderate tannin in an elegant, stylish format." R. Parker (06/2004)

    Lot presentation
    Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Château Beychevelle produces refined, balanced wines, rich in tannins with delightfully elegant aromas of fruit and spices. These wines have good structure and a substantial capacity to age. The older vintages are particularly fine and are much sought after by wine enthusiasts in France and internationally, especially in Asia.

    Information about domain Château Beychevelle

    Located on a low plateau, the vineyard in AOC Saint-Julien adjoins the commune of Cussac. Most of the plots have soil similar to Latour, consisting of coarse gravel with the drainage enhanced by numerous channels. The chateau was built in 1565 by Bishop Francois de Foix-Candale. His niece, who inherited it, married Jean Louis de Nogaret de la Valette, first duke of Epernon, grand admiral of France and governor of Guyenne, close to King Henri III. The power and fame of the Duke were such that the boats which passed in front of the domain had to lower the sails in sign of allegiance, hence the name Beychevelle (meaning baisse la voile, or lower the sails in the local dialect). A new chateau was built in the middle of the 18th century by the Marquis de Brassier, Baron de Beychevelle. The property was classified fourth growth in 1855. Several owners succeeded one another until today: the Japanese Suntory and the Castel group are now co-shareholders of GMF (Grands millésimes de France), which possesses among other things the Chateau Beychevelle. The vineyard extends over 90 hectares within an area of ​​250 hectares and the grape variety is composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It is managed through responsible farming. Château Beychevelle has become one of the best names from the Médoc region.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 3 Bottles
    • Level: 3 into-neck
    • Label: 3 slightly marked label, 3 slightly scuffed label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Grands Millésimes de France (Suntory/P.Castel)
    • Vintage: 2001
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly
    • Size (in ha): 90
    • Volume: 300000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Petit verdot, 8% Cabernet franc

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    Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2001

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