Amiral de Beychevelle is the second wine of Château Beychevelle and sold on exclusive basis by Barrière Frères. The name “Amiral” was given to this wine in homage to the château’s 17th century owner, Duc d’Epernon and Admiral of the French Navy under Henri III. Clearly identifiable to Château Beychevelle, the wine is soft, elegant and fruity with excellent breed. With “Amiral”, the objective is to make a wine which can be drunk earlier than the Grand Vin.

Our terroir is the result of a unique, perfect match between the soil and the climate. The soil consists of Garonne gravel, on a clay-gravel subsoil. In addition, the proximity of the Gironde estuary, of which there is a fine view from our vineyard’s gravel hilltops, has a protective, regulating effect on the climate, tempering excessively high or low temperatures.

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Le-Haut Médoc De Beychevelle 2017

The vinification is traditional, with 18 to 21 days of fermentations and regular pumpings over. The ageing is in french oak barrels for 12 months with 20% of new barrels. Le Haut-Médoc de Beychevelle's 12 hectares of vines are 5 km from Beychevelle's vineyard; being further from the Gironde estuary, they benefit from a cooler climate. The vineyard is in the Haut-Médoc appellation and has been managed organically since 2008. This blend consists of just two grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Vinified and aged in a separate winery, it is produced with the same level of care as Château Beychevelle and Amiral de Beychevelle Rich nose and delicate palate with an aromatic richness of ripe red fruits. A hint of liquorice and chocolate. Drinking young.
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Chateau Beychevelle 2016

The 2016 vintage confirms the refined, elegant character of Château Beychevelle’s wines. It benefits from a new dimension with a more precise, more generous structure. This is a wine of immense but controlled power, wrapped in a silky, voluptuous texture. Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Merlot 47%, Cabernet Franc 1%, Petit Verdot 5% The 2016 Beychevelle has a stunning bouquet of vibrant, shimmering blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with crushed stone and rose petals. The well-balanced palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a slightly savory/dried blood finish that lingers in the mouth. 95 points Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate “The 2016 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare between 3 October and 18 October. It is matured in 50% new oak. Furthermore, it is the first vintage to be matured in the new chichi winery whose glass exterior overlooks the passing traffic on the D2. It has a very pure, fragrant bouquet with black cherries, cassis, cedar and wet limestone, extremely precise to the point where you might think it was from the Right Bank (logical given the proportion of Merlot in the blend). The palate is sensational: understated at first and bridled with ultra-fine tannin, it is a Beychevelle armed with a disarming sense of symmetry. It builds in the mouth towards a fabulously tensile finish that is so fresh and full of energy that the senses are almost overwhelmed. Frankly, it leaves all the other Beychevelles in recent years standing. This is an electrifying 2016 from winemaker Philippe Blanc and his right-hand man, technical director, Romain Ducolomb.” 94 points James Suckling “Stacks of cassis, graphite and smoke on the nose of this rather full-bodied St.-Julien with a ton of velvety tannins that drive the long finish that’s simultaneously sweet, fresh and powdery.”
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Les Brulières de Beychevelle 2020

  • Varietals: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot.
  • Soil: gravel and clay
  • Size of the vineyard: 12 ha
  • Harvest: partially by hand
WINEMAKING : Vinification: the grapes are brought to Château Beychevelle for an initial sorting Bottling: at the chateau TASTING NOTES : Medium to full bodied with attractive, rich, plummy-berried fruit aromas. Excellent balance, structure and length. Brulières is a stand-out classic Claret rivalling most of the better Bourgeois wines. “Brulières” is the Beychevelle wine coming from the 12 hectares located just south of Saint-Julien. The vineyard belongs to Château Beychevelle. Vineyard management and winemaking is carried out by the same Ch. Beychevelle team head by Mr. Philippe Blanc.
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Chateau Beychevelle 2015

The 2015 Beychevelle has a wonderful ripe blackberry, boysenberry and cassis-scented bouquet that is very well defined. There is nascent energy and tension spilling out from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite opulent black fruit laced with graphite and a splash of soy, but underneath is embedded a firm structure. There is real vivacity and terroir expression on the finish, a Beychevelle with enormous potential. One for those seeking “classic” – Wine Advocate, 2018 Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Merlot 47%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 4%
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Chateau Beychevelle 2006

The 2005-2006 season was marked by a return to precipitation levels more in keeping with the thirty year average. Temperatures were slightly lower than average, but nevertheless high compared to the past three decades. Becoming widespread in the first week of April, bud burst was even and followed the normal pattern for various grape varieties. Peak véraison occurred on the 10th of August. This was very regular and among the earliest in recent years. Harvesting started on the 20th of September with the Merlot harvest. Château Beychevelle 2006 has a beautiful deep colour and expressive fruity aromas with overtones of wild berries and black cherries. This fruitiness follows through on the palate. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Merlot 29%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 5%
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Chateau Beychevelle 2018

Beychevelle 2018 can be characterized by two words: Harmony and Concentration. This vintage presents a balance rarely achieved at this stage. A bouquet of well-ripened red and black fruit invites us to sample the intense, harmonious palate. Very silky tannins accompanied by fruit bursting with freshness and concentration. 2018 will join the list of Château Beychevelle’s truly exceptional vintages. Varietals: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 3% "Violet and warm cassis aromas and flavors lead the way, melding with applewood, ganache, açaí and blueberry reduction notes along the way. Almost lush in the end, but there's a buried tarry streak giving it just a bit of grippy texture for contrast. Serious juice. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc." - 95 points, James Molesworth, Senior Editor and Special Projects Director at Wine Spectator "Currants and blackberries with crushed stone and fresh herbs. Some flower stem, too. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and linear with firm, driven tannins. This needs four or five years of bottle age to open and come together. " - 94 points, James Suckling
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Amiral De Beychevelle 2019

The 2019 harvests played hide-and-seek with the rain but generally went very satisfactorily. There were 16 days of picking from 23 September to 11 October, as each grape variety and terroir came to optimal ripeness. As a result, the grapes harvested were particularly healthy, with excellent concentration and plenty of freshness. The 2019 wines have good, strong colours, well-defined, fresh fruit, and a more moderate alcohol content than the previous vintage; their tannic structures reveal impressive elegance and depth. The volumes harvested enabled a very rigorous selection - around 55% - to produce a grand vin in the tradition of its predecessors. Philippe Blanc, who celebrated his twenty-fifth vintage at Château Beychevelle this year, is very confident that 2019 will continue a high-quality series never previously encountered in Bordeaux and specifically at Château Beychevelle. Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Merlot 32%
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Amiral De Beychevelle 2020

The vintage A mild winter preceded a hot and humid spring, encouraging early vine budding. The hot and dry conditions recorded from mid-June were offset by salvaging rainy spells in mid-August, ensuring the berries’ proper ripening. The alternation of sunny days and cool nights in September was ideal for achieving optimal maturity. The winemaking and ageing The manually harvested grapes undergo a bespoke winemaking process in the estate’s plot-based fermenting room. Ageing is carried out in barrels (of which 40% are new). Blend The 2020 Amiral de Beychevelle is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (54%), Merlot (42%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Franc (1%). Tasting Notes Nose: The expressive nose seduces with its floral fragrances, wherein notes of violet dominate. Palate: The beautifully fresh palate seduces with its powerful and silky tannins as well as its union of fruity (red fruits) and spicy aromas.
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