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2014 Château Beychevelle

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ITEM 8096806 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
robal 1 $75 $75
RJClem 1 $75 $75
ElFe 1 $75 $75
4 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8217066 1 $75 May 8, 2022
I8206912 2 $75 May 1, 2022
I8102789 1 $77 Jan 30, 2022
I8096806 3 $75 Jan 23, 2022
I8064355 5 $75 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

95James Suckling

Great black fruits on the nose with subtle oak, and the richness and dry tannins are balanced out beautifully.

93Jeb Dunnuck

...offers loads of ripe black cherry and smoky blackberry fruit as well as an undeniable minerality in its charcoal, toasted spice, and graphite aromas and flavors.

92The Wine Advocate

The 2014 Beychevelle has a very comely, pure bouquet with heightened dark cherry, blackcurrant and wilted violet scents...

92Wine Spectator

This has a fleshy feel, with plum and blackberry compote notes driving along thanks to a solid graphite spine. Anise and roasted apple wood accents frame the finish, which has excellent length.

92Vinous / IWC

The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, quite elegant in style, the acidity well judged with a crisp, silky smooth mixture of black and blue fruit to the finish.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Notably aromatic. Quite attention-grabbing. Almost wild, as in biodynamic!

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.