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Château Beychevelle 2022

Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - 4ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Beychevelle

Quantity limited to 6 bottles per customer.


Format et conditionnement

En-primeur wine 2022, delivery 1st half 2025
Secure packaging and transport insurance

Secure packaging and transport insurance

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100% secure payment
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 54%
Merlot 42%
Petit Verdot 4%
Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle

Located at the entrance to the Saint-Julien appellation, the architecture of Château Beychevelle has earned it the nickname of the "Versailles of the Médoc". It was the stronghold of the Ducs d'Epernon, and notably of the first of them, Jean-Louis Nogaret de La Valette, Grand Admiral of France.

The strategic position of Château on the banks of the Gironde enabled them, according to legend, to force ships sailing up the river to pay a octroi, a kind of toll. Ships had to lower their sails as a sign of allegiance. Beychevelle thus takes its name and emblem, a ship with a griffin bow, from the old Gascon name Bêcha Vêla, meaning "Lower Sail". 

Built in the 17th century, rebuilt by the Marquis de Brassier in 1757, the Château was restored to its original splendor at the end of the 20th century. In the meantime, it has been awarded the title of Fourth Grand Cru Classé in the prestigious 1855 classification published for the Paris Universal Exhibition. Today, the property belongs to Grands Millésimes de France.

The Château Beychevelle vineyard is planted on deep Garonne gravel soils, covering 92 hectares of vines planted with 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet franc. The wines are aged for 18 months in oak barrels, 60% of which are new.

The estate produces a Second wine, Amiral de Beychevelle, and a third... See more ...

Critics Château Beychevelle 2022.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
James Suckling
La Revue du Vin de France
Jean-Marc Quarin
Wine Advocate - W. Kelley
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
Jeb Dunnuck
Alexandre Ma
Inside Bordeaux - J. Anson

Description Château Beychevelle 2022.

The year 2022 started with a rather dry and cold winter which resulted in a bud break on 25 March.

Capricious weather set in at the beginning of spring with an intense frost episode on 3rd and 4th April which, this time, impacted the early terroirs.

This was followed by a month of record temperatures in May, resulting in early and rapid flowering.

The stormy rains of June were not sufficient to replenish the water reserves.

The heat wave that began in the spring continued with July being the driest month ince 1960.

The mercury went crazy with temperature peaks of 40°C and maximums regularly above 30°C.

But our old vines showed their resilience by adapting to a particularly hot and dry summer.