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2010 Château Beychevelle

ITEM 8071326 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jakel8 1 $95 $95
HUG 1 $95 $95
gsw62 4 $95 $380
jamhu 1 $95 $95
matma81 1 $95 $95
12 $95
Item Sold Amount Date
I8103124 3 $98 Jan 30, 2022
I8103124 1 $97 Jan 30, 2022
I8071326 8 $95 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

... sweet black currant, black cherry, foresty notes, medium to full-bodied texture with impressive purity and moderately high tannins... Layered 94and rich for a Beychevelle, this wine should easily withstand three decades of cellaring...

94Wine Enthusiast

Beychevelle’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...

91Wine Spectator

... 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.

91+ Stephen Tanzer

Lively aromas of cassis, black cherry, licorice and flowers. Gripping and energetic, with captivating flowers and spices lifting the medicinal dark berry, licorice and mineral flavors.

17Jancis Robinson

Inviting, savoury dark fruit. Wonderfully juicy in the middle of all that tannin structure. Chewy and dense and then a chocolate sweetness at the very end.

PRODUCER

Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle is a Fourth Growth estate according to the Bordeaux classification of 1855. Located in the St.- Julian appellation, the estate’s history dates back to the Middle Ages, when its wine was shipped to England and Germany. After a succession of owners over the centuries, the estate today is owned by an international business conglomerate, Grands Millesimes de France. There are 192.7 acres in the St.-Julien appellation, and the vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. About 300,000 bottles are produced annually. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “Beychevelle wines are generally soft and smooth, and accessible in their youth."

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Julien

Saint-Julien is the smallest of the four main Médoc appellations with 2,175 acres of vineyards. It is just south of Pauillac on the left bank of the Gironde, and although it has no First Growth châteaux, its 11 Classified Growth estates are widely admired. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that winemaking in Saint-Julien from all classifications “is consistently both distinctive and brilliant.” He adds it is Médoc’s “most underrated commune.” The best-known estates are Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Gruaud Larose, and most of those have riverside estates. The soil in this appellation is gravelly with clay. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape grown, and it is blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and sometimes small amounts of Petit Verdot.