Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1998 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1998

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 12.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

The definition of a Saint-Julien: racy, supple and expressive with a fabulous potential for ageing. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 very 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

What the experts say...

"Ce vin élégant, racé, et d'une grande précision marie magnifiquement finesse et harmonie dans un ensemble moyennement corsé, structuré et parfumé. Ses arômes de cassis, de groseille, de réglisse, de minéral, d'épices et de goudron sont imposants, bien que subtils." Source : R. Parker (03/02)

Lot presentation
Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé

Cuvée presentation

With no less than 70 hectares in the famous Saint-Julien appellation (Médoc), Château Beychevelle has become a must-have. The blend is made up largely of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a bit of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to round it off. A rigorous selection process takes place in the vineyard to keep only the best grapes. The wine is delicate and balanced, rich in tannins and charming with its aromas of fruit and spices. Considering their excellent structure, these wines can be aged extensively. Many are the wine enthusiasts from France and beyond who seek this wine in its mature vintages, particularly accomplished. As for the more recent vintages, these too are coveted by a global clientele, particularly in Asia. It will pair well with red meat but it welcomes more creative dishes, too!

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: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Grands Millésimes de France (Suntory/P.Castel)
  • Vintage: 1998
  • 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
Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé
Château Beychevelle 4ème Grand Cru Classé

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