With a deep garnet color, this graceful and complex wine from Château Beychevelle is made with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grapes that had been meticulously sorted and traditionally barrel-aged. A medium-bodied red, it is rich and intense, with a subtle fruity aroma. On the palate, it gives flavors of dark fruit, blackberry, plum, and tannins. The L’Amiral De Beychevelle Saint-Julien is a well-rounded drink, juicy and vivacious in its youth.
This is a wine that is perfect with food! Pair it with classic meat dishes, like with veal, pork, beef, and lamb. It’s also brilliant with duck, game, chicken, and dishes that are braised, stewed, and grilled.
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.