"A strong effort in this mid-weight, charming vintage, this potential sleeper of the vintage exhibits deep black raspberry, blackcurrant, and floral notes, a sweet entry on the palate, ripe tannin, low acidity, and a round, generous mouth-feel."
89 Points, Robert Parker.
"Deep colour. Fragrant peonies and black fruit on the nose. Nice extraction and elegance. Not great length or
fruit, but good. 2012-17."
Decanter, June 2008
Château Beychevelle is a Quatrième Grand Cru Classé located in the Saint-Julien appellation in Bordeaux. This Chateau which has been built in the 17th century and restructured by the Marquis de Brassier in 1757 is one of the most prestigious châteaux in Bordeaux making powerful, fine and elegant wines. Beychevelle is called the "Versailles of the Médoc" as a tribute to the château's elegant classical architecture and French gardens. It was the fiefdom of the Ducs d’Epernon during the reign of Henry III. The French Grand Admiral and first duke Jean Louis Nogaret de la Valette is at the origin of the château’s name. According to the legend, all ships had to lower their sails as they sailed past the château in homage to its powerful owner. It was first named “Baisse-Voile”, meaning “Lowering Sail” and finally changed to “Beychevelle”. The château is involved in environment protection and health, which made it earn both Sustainable Agriculture and Terra Vitis certification in 2005.