Amiral de Beychevelle 2016

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Amiral de Beychevelle 2016

Bordeaux
Saint-Julien Second vin Red | 13.5°

Ref : 483759

49.00 49, 00

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 65.30 € / liter

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  • Keeping level 2026
  • Service temperature 18°
  • Grapes Petit Verdot
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
    Cabernet Franc

Our food and wine pairings

  • Game
  • Red meats
  • Strong cheese

Our oenologists' opinion

Powerful wine with potential

Black colour with purple reflections. Frank nose, black candied fruits on spices, notes of truffels. Fleshy, silky attack. Full and balanced. Frank and full-bodied in the mouth. Length on black candied fruit. Nice character on fresh spices.

Robe
Garnet

Features

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 hommage, lower their sails as they passed in front of his castle.

Domain and appellation

  • Château Beychevelle

    Since its construction in 1565 by Bishop Francois de Foix-Candale, the most powerful families have stayed there, for example 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 Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Grapes
    • Petit Verdot
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc

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