Chateau Beychevelle Saint Julien 2010


SKU 01779


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 Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Beychevelle
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastBeychevelle's style privileges elegance over weight, and such is the case with the 2010. It's a pure-fruited, ripe and lightly tannic wine, emphasizing a blackberry note. This will evolve relatively quickly, reaching a peak in approximately eight years.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateShowing better from bottle than it did from barrel, where it was also impressive, but not quite at this level, the 2010 Beychevelle displays sweet black currant, black cherry, foresty notes, medium to full-bodied texture with impressive purity and moderately high tannins (although they've softened considerably during the wine's upbringing in barrel). Layered and rich for a Beychevelle, this wine should easily withstand three decades of cellaring. I would give it another 3-4 years of bottle age, but this is a fabulous effort from the first chateau one sees upon entering the appellation of St.-Julien.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorFeatures a gutsy feel, displaying dark, roasted cedar and tobacco notes framing a core of steeped fig, blackberry paste and plum skin that rumbles through the tarry finish. Shows strong grip on the back end, with the briary edge extending nicely. Best from 2016 through 2035.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013