Amiral de Beychevelle 2014
Ref : 476357
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 48.70 € / liter
2 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2021
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its ruby color with garnet reflections offers a nice nose of coulis of blackcurrant, pepper and toasted notes. In the mouth this wine has a fine balance, with finesse. Finale on ripe tannins, supple.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
In ancient French Beychevelle means " lower the sails". He would be bound to Jean-Louis Nogaret de la Valette who demanded that the ships, in sign of homage, lower their sails as they passed in front of his castle.
Domain and appellation
Since its construction in 1565 by Bishop Francois de Foix-Candale, the most powerful families have stayed there, we can mention the Dukes of Epernon or Jean-Louis Nogaret de la Valette, Grand Admiral of France and Governor of Guyenne.
Today, Château Beychevelle belongs to Grands Millésimes de France held by the Castel and Suntory groups.
- Terroir: The land of Château Beychevelle stretches over 250 hectares of which 90 are planted with vines.
- Viticulture: Raised vine growing and organic farming on 1/3 of the vineyard. No herbicides used. The grape harvests are manual and selective according to the grape varieties, the age of the vines and the terroir.
- Vinification: The vinification is made to measure according to the vintage. The breeding is done in French oak barrels over a period of 18 months for Beychevelle and 12 months for the Admiral de Beychevelle. Château Beychevelle is bred in 50% new barrels and the Admiral de Beychevelle in 30%. The wines are bottled in the spring.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petit Verdot
- Cabernet Franc