1990 Beychevelle 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Fourth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 90   Collector 80
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Dark ruby color. Lots of earth, berry and leather aromas. Full-bodied, with chocolate, berry and earth flavors. Velvety tannins. Delicious, funky Beychevelle.

Drink Dates: 2000-2000
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 80
Author: mavaron
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 08/03/2009
Site Blog: http://tradermavaron.blogspot.com A classic Bordeaux in the nose but much paler in mouth. Acidy, woody, earthy and a little fruity. Feels like Burgundy but lacks the complexity. Drink now otherwise it would only become thinner.

Average rating: 86, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

204 bottles owned by 56 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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See other similar producers: Chateau Pontet Canet, Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Giscours

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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