Bordeaux

2015 Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle covers a full 73.5 hectare of vines in Saint-Julien, with Romain Duclomb (of Château Clinet) functioning as the technical director and Eric Boissenot as oenologue. A true gem in the vintage is the 2015 Château Beychevelle which is 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 50% new oak. This beauty is loaded with notions of black cherries, leafy herbs, underbrush and hints of violets. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and opulent on the palate, with fine, ripe tannin, it has all the right components, is intense, pure, and lengthy. Count me in as a fan and it will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for two decades or more. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
95 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

Château Beychevelle covers a full 73.5 hectare of vines in Saint-Julien, with Romain Duclomb (of Château Clinet) functioning as the technical director and Eric Boissenot as oenologue. A true gem in the vintage is the 2015 Château Beychevelle which is 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 50% new oak. This beauty is loaded with notions of black cherries, leafy herbs, underbrush and hints of violets. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and opulent on the palate, with fine, ripe tannin, it has all the right components, is intense, pure, and lengthy. Count me in as a fan and it will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for two decades or more.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

The 2015 Beychevelle has a wonderful ripe blackberry, boysenberry and cassis-scented bouquet that is very well defined. There is nascent energy and tension spilling out from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite opulent black fruit laced with graphite and a splash of soy, but underneath is embedded a firm structure. There is real vivacity and terroir expression on the finish, a Beychevelle with enormous potential. One for those seeking “classic” Saint-Julien. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2045.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2015 Beychevelle has a fresh blackberry and briary bouquet of impressive delineation and vigor; hints of smoke and pencil shavings emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, wonderful tension and an almost effervescent, nervous finish that leaves a tongue-tingling dash of black pepper in its wake. So much potential here. As I have written before, this is one of Philippe Blanc's great Beychevelles. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

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94 POINTS
James Suckling

Perfumed red with so much presence and brightness. Flowers, currants and blueberries. Some citrus. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Very fine and vivid. Better in 2022.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2015 Beychevelle comes across as much more powerful and plush in bottle than it did as a barrel sample. The black cherry, smoke, leather, tobacco, spice and incense notes are all endowed with notable textural depth. Voluptuous but also quite tannic, the 2015 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. Readers should expect a powerful, brooding Saint-Julien. Tasted two times.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Tim Atkin
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93 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Barrel Sample. This wine shows fine black fruit tones along with peppery tannins. It has a light touch, with lively acidity and a pure-fruit tones cut by a dry core. 93 points

Expert Review
93 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Lovely mulled plum and blackberry fruit glides along a cleanly embedded graphite edge, while violet and anise details skirt along the edges. The finish picks up a tasty ganache coating while keeping the energy up. Rock-solid. Best from 2022 through 2040. 20,500 cases made.  –JM

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Technical Attributes
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Winemakers Note

Beychevelle, land of wines and legends Just like fine wines, legends invite us to dream and unleash all sorts of emotions within us. At Beychevelle, legends abound and are at the heart of the identity of this 4th Grand Cru Classé of 1855: one can think first of the origin of its name and emblem which were created in homage to its 17th century owner, the first Duke of Epernon, Grand Admiral of France. There is also this majestic bicentennial cedar tree that stands at the entrance of the property and watches over the vineyards. We can also mention the historical representations of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, alias Molière... For centuries, the lands of Beychevelle, which span 250 hectares, including 90 hectares of vines, have been a deep and unlimited source of inspiration for the creation of the Grand Vin.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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