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Chateau Beychevelle 位於波爾多左岸名村聖祖利安村，由Foix de Candale創立於1446年。1587年家族後人的女兒Marguerite嫁給當時波爾多地區總督Duc D'Epernon，Chateau Beychevelle 作為她的嫁妝進入了Duc D'Epernon家門。Duc D'Epernon官運亨通，並深得法王亨利三世器重，後來他成為了法國海軍總司令，權傾一時，並得到不少人的崇拜和尊敬。
Chateau Beychevelle 就在聖祖利安村靠近吉隆河邊的土地上，後花園一直延伸到河邊，因此可看到來往的船隻甚多。往來船隻上的人知道海軍總將就住在莊園內，為了表示對他的臣服和敬仰，都自覺向他敬禮。但由於河面太寬，用手敬禮未必能被看見，因此他們後來以斜下半帆以示敬禮。久而久之，這就成為了不成文的約定。船員經過這裡河面上都在大聲喊 “Baisse-Voile”，就是法文的下半帆之意。總司令聽見後明白其意，非常喜歡。所以決定酒莊的標誌就以一艘下著半帆的龍船為記，並以像音單詞“Beychevelle”代表“Baisse-Voile”作為酒莊名字。
Château Beychevelle, the "Versailles of the Médoc", could only be expected to produce excellent wine. This outstanding 90-hectare vineyard, planted on deep, Garonne-gravel soil, has a wine growing tradition dating from the Middle Ages. More modern selection, winemaking, and ageing techniques also contribute towards the finished wine's perfection.
Château Beychevelle is a Saint-Julien Great Growth, combining elegance with character and finesse with balance.
Château Beychevelle has been granted the double accreditation of “Terra Vitis” and “Sustainable Viticulture”. Beychevelle is called the "Versailles of the Médoc" as a tribute to the château's elegant classical architecture and French gardens. The château's character has been tempered by three centuries of history in the hands of several powerful families, influential in the economic, political, and cultural life of the Bordeaux area, and even further afield.
AOC Saint Julien, Bordeaux
Country of Origin:
(2009) Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Merlot 44%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Petit Verdot 4%
(2010) Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot 38%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 3%
(2015) Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Merlot 47%, Cabernet France 7%, Petit Verdot 4%
18 months in oak barrels, of which half are renewed each year
Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Beychevelle begins a little closed, slowly revealing notes of iron ore, tilled soil, fungi and underbrush over a core of blackberry preserves, warm plums and cassis with touches of mocha and camphor. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with a compelling mineral lift.
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Beychevelle comes roaring out of the glass with bombastic scents of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves and Black Forest cake plus touches of potpourri, cedar chest and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has evolved black fruit flavors and a firm, chewy texture, finishing with nice freshness and a spicy kick.
The 2015 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in barrel, 50% of which were new and 50% second fill. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it's scented of smoked meats, scorched earth, garrigue and new leather with a core of cassis, cherry cordial and plum preserves. The medium-bodied palate is a little firm but delicate, with lovely vibrancy and a bit of grip on the finish.