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1978 Château Beychevelle

  • 84 WA
  • 86 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 44612-1978-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 84

    Revealing considerable amber and rust at the edge, the 1978 Beychevelle offers an earthy, peppery, herbaceous bouquet with the fruit pushed to the background. Solidly built and made in a corpulent style, this wine is monolithic and simple, without a great deal of personality or depth.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    No tasting notes given.
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    Author: NOSE
  • Self | Rating:

    O vinho Ac duro qdo aberto e rapidamente comea a mostrar que j­ est­ mais do que na hora de ser aberto, passa aquela sensa de que se demorar muito ele vai embora. Frutas vermelhas e um pouco de madeira. O gole come ava bem, mas no final tinha pouca persistncia em fun da idade avanada. Mesmo assim estava muito bom.
    Author: Elsen
Built in magnificent 18th century Louis XV style, Chateau Beychevelle sits in the St. Julien district of the Medoc, with neighbors including Chateau Gloria and Chateau St. Pierre. The name Beychevelle was derived from the expression "Baisse-Vaille" meaning "lower sails". This act was a symbol of respect by the French Navy to the Duc d'Eperon, who was Admiral of France at the time and 16th century owner of the estate. The chateau is a 4eme Cru Classe, and produces a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. At its best, the wine is known for its rich, concentrated fruit that ages with ease. In addition to its flagship wine, the estate also makes a second label called Amiral de Beychevelle and an AC Haut Medoc production called Brulieres de Beychevelles.

See other similar producers:Chateau Pontet Canet,Chateau Lagrange,Chateau Giscours
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 162 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 34 collectors)