The Château Beychevelle Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien is made with a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes from the Saint-Julien appellation. It’s been matured in oak barrels, and exudes a ruby red color and a medium body.
Elegant and expressive, this wine is full of finesse and flexibility. On the nose, you get notes of cassis, licorice, black cherry, and tobacco. And on the palate, the notes are similar to the aroma, with additional finishing notes of chocolate-covered cassis, and dark red fruits. It has a rich texture, with a well-rounded elegance.
Serve the Château Beychevelle Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien with classic meat dishes—roasted, braised, stewed, and grilled. Pair with veal, pork, lamb, beef, duck, game, and chicken.
Château Beychevelle was built in the 18th century, in the Saint-Julien district of the Haut-Médoc. Its name was given to honor the first Duke of Epernon, a great French admiral and the previous owner of the estate. Boats that passed in front of his estate would lower their sails in respect and allegiance to this man of great repute. Thus, the emblem of the chateau is a ship, and its name comes from the Gascon, “Bêcha vela,” which meant “baisse voile” or “lower the sails, and later on evolved to Beychevelle.
A 4eme Cru Classe chateau, Beychevelle produces blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.