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1982 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Fourth Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fourth Growth
Producer Notes

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... More »

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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author rsfj
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.867%
Tasted On 03/05/2013
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Author Mallon Matthew
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/08/2012

Allowed to decant for 1hour. Beautiful ruby color. Black fruit, minerals. A rich Earthy wine. Has held up well for being 30 years old.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 08/19/2010

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Author Ronald P
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Tasted On 07/04/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2020

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.

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Author Shal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/15/2009

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,

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