Chateau Beychevelle Saint-Julien 2015

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SKU 13672

750ml

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This fourth-growth estate is planted to 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, and produces beautiful wines with good concentration and finesse. Considered a great value in Saint-Julien, it is a great option for aging 10-15 years in a good vintage, and 15-20 years in an exceptional vintage. We tasted this 2010 out of barrel in Bordeaux and were impressed by its density, balance and classic Saint Julien nature.
Category Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Beychevelle
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThis elegant estate, with its views down to the Gironde estuary, has produced an excellent 2015. It is properly firm with tannins although this structure is well balanced with the ripe, stylish black-currant fruits and acidity. A juicy finish bodes well for the future. Drink this generous wine from 2025.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2018
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Beychevelle was picked between 22 September and 8 October, a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot that will be matured in 50% new oak. It has quite a high IPT at 81, a pH of 3.72. It has a clean and crisp bouquet, tightly-wound at first, then unfurls with redcurrant, cranberry and raspberry scents, leaning towards the red spectrum rather than black. There is impressive delineation here, no frills, almost clinical in its ""aromatic efficiency."" The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a suave Beychevelle in the making, harmonious in the mouth, supple even, gently building towards a lightly spiced finish. Among the Saint Julien wines, this is clearly one of the more understated 2015s. It is only when you swallow the wine that its lingering flavors remind you that this could evolve into one of Philippe Blanc's great Beychevelles. While it is not a headline-grabbing wine, a decade in bottle will be handsomely rewarded. 92-94

Neal Martin, April 2016
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VinousThe 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.

Antonio Galloni, February 2018
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Wine SpectatorLovely 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.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018

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