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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Les Brulières de Beychevelle 2016

$69.00
VINEYARD:
  • 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.

Les Brulières de Beychevelle 2018

$69.00
VINEYARD:
  • 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.

Amiral De Beychevelle 2016

$98.00
Vineyard :
  • Varietals: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
  • Soils: deep bed of gravel on subsoil of clay and sandstone
  • Size of the vineyard: 70 hectares
  • Age of the vine: 15-20 years
  • Planting density: 8 000 - 10 000 vines / ha
  • Average Yield 45 hl/ha
Tasting Notes : 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.

Amiral De Beychevelle 2018

$98.00
Vineyard :
  • Varietals: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
  • Soils: deep bed of gravel on subsoil of clay and sandstone
  • Size of the vineyard: 70 hectares
  • Age of the vine: 15-20 years
  • Planting density: 8 000 - 10 000 vines / ha
  • Average Yield 45 hl/ha
Tasting Notes : 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.

Château Beychevelle 2015

$230.00
Each plot and each variety were harvested in excellent conditions - between September 22 and October 8 - at Château Beychevelle. Healthy and perfectly ripe, the grapes were selected in an even more stringent way with optical sorting, used for the first time at the property. The resulting wine has an intense violet purple color, a wonderful aromatic richness and complex depth on the palate. Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Merlot 47%, Cabernet France 7%, Petit Verdot 4% Beychevelle 2015 provides shiny black fruit notes, as well as an intense richness. The tannins in the mouth are precise and creamy, with an intense freshness and a savory acidity. The whole essence of the entire 2015 vintage can be found in this Saint-Julien wine. 93 Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate The 2015 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in barrel, 50% of which were new and 50% second fill. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it's scented of smoked meats, scorched earth, garrigue and new leather with a core of cassis, cherry cordial and plum preserves. The medium-bodied palate is a little firm but delicate, with lovely vibrancy and a bit of grip on the finish. 94 points James Suckling Perfumed red with so much presence and brightness. Flowers, currants and blueberries. Some citrus. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Very fine and vivid.

Château Beychevelle 2016

$236.00
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.”