1982 Beychevelle

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 44612-1982
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($99-$171) Full medium ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of sour cherry candy, currant syrup, violet and minerals. Thick and rich, but a bit unyielding owing to its solid spine of acidity. Still rather youthfully austere on the finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Get ready to pull the cork. Dark ruby-garnet in color, with plenty of roses and ripe fruit on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with lots of silky tannins. Almost dry on the finish, but finely textured.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    This is the finest Beychevelle produced over the last forty years. It reveals the estate's tell-tale elegance in addition to a level of density, muscle, and richness that is rarely found in more recent vintages. A dense ruby/garnet color is followed by a classy nose of black fruits, licorice, minerals, and toast. Ripe, sweet, and thick, with low acidity, medium to full body, impressive richness, light to moderate tannin, and a long finish, this wine is just entering its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Very, very deep crimson; so deep it's still quite blackish. Scented and concentrated. Very, very fruity but ultimately a little bit simple. Chewy finish. Rough tannins. Very, very dry end.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: rsfj
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Allowed to decant for 1hour. Beautiful ruby color. Black fruit, minerals. A rich Earthy wine. Has held up well for being 30 years old.
    Author: Mallon Matthew
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    Author: 1SK
  • Self | Rating: 96

    RP: Recently consistently scoring in the 94-96 point range. Beautifully sweet, slightly herbaceous black currant,licorice aned earthy notes emerge from this nearly opaque, dark ruby/purple-tingeed 1982. Compared ot the more elegant, femine-stype wine often produceed here, it isa best. Dense, thick, rich concentrated and impressive, it can be drunk now and over the next two decades.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2020
    Author: Ronald P
  • Self | Rating:

    This is the finest Beychevelle produced over the last forty years. It reveals the estate's tell-tale elegance in addition to a level of density, muscle, and richness that is rarely found in more recent vintages. A dense ruby/garnet color is followed by a classy nose of black fruits, licorice, minerals, and toast. Ripe, sweet, and thick, with low acidity, medium to full body, impressive richness, light to moderate tannin, and a long finish,
    Author: Shal
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.

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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

  • 1209 bottles owned
  • 204 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 204 collectors)