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2005 Château Beychevelle

  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 44612-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($52-$75) Good deep red-ruby. Subtle oak accents very ripe aromas of plum, currant, mocha, chocolate and tobacco leaf. Sweet, ripe and broad, with good density and freshness to the currant and spice flavors. Not a blockbuster but sweeter than the 2006 and longer on the aftertaste, finishing with fairly substantial but ripe tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark crimson. Meaty, savoury nose. Light to mid weight. Irreproachable in terms of balance but it's difficult to imagine anyone falling madly in love with this. Very dry finish. Sinewy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Has pretty blackberry, licorice and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with medium tannins and a minerally, fruity, almost spicy finish. Balanced and refined.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The Grand Vin, the 2005 Beychevelle is a gorgeous wine, with plenty of creme de cassis, floral notes, underbrush and forest floor. It is sweet and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and beautiful texture and purity. Drink it over the next 20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    A classy St. Julien that tends to get overlooked due to its more illustrious neighbors, but each time I taste a great vintage from this Chateau I am reminded why I'm a fool to not drink more of it. Classic dusty cedar, high class cigar smoke, leather and heart plum notes emerge from this taut, tannic, but quintessentially elegant young Beychevelle. While it?s certainly a bit fragmented and not quite as graceful as you?d hope for it to be, all the ingredients are there for some beautiful development
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Deep purple with a restrained nose. Tight, but with great depth and acidity. This one needs some serious time.
    Author: Daniel F397
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1485 bottles owned
  • 147 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 147 collectors)