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2008 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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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 157
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.22%
Tasted On 11/29/2012

Opaque ruby red. Aroma of wet stone, smoke, raw venison, cassis, blackberry, leather, nutmeg, pine sap and violets. Subtle and round in the mouth, silky tannin, medium bodied, balanced acidity and dark berry fruit character. Dry and slightly astringent towards the back end. Medium- length finishing with a touch of sweet fruit that is quickly washed away.

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