Chateau Beychevelle 2009 (RP:93) / 2010 (RP:94)

FRR000209A

Vintage

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。

產區保護條例:
AOC Saint Julien, Bordeaux

產地:
法國波爾多

土壤:
深層石塊

葡萄品種:
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

釀造:
傳統方法

陳年:
於木桶內陳年18個月,當中一半每年更新。

總產量:
40,000 至 50,000 支

品酒筆記:
深沉的紫色,配以花奔和黑加侖子、甘草、杉木和聖誕鮮果蛋糕香氣。飽滿酒體然而也是優雅和純淨,如絲絨般的單寧,口感廣闊而帶鮮味,長久的餘韻。在豐富果味背後是重量的單寧,質感十足。


 

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.

Appellation:
AOC Saint Julien, Bordeaux

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Grape Varieties:
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Vinification:
Traditional

Ageing:
18 months in oak barrels, of which half are renewed each year

Total production:
40,000 to 50,000 cases

Tasting Notes:
The finest Beychevelle since the 2003 and probably since the 1982, Beychevelle’s 2009 is opaque purple in colour, with a beautiful, floral nose intermixed with black currant fruit, licorice, cedar wood and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied yet still elegant and pure, this wine has velvety tannins, a broad, savoury mouthfeel, and a very long finish. There is plenty of tannin behind the extravagant fruit, glycerin and texture of this wine, but it is largely concealed. This wine could actually turn out to be even better than my relatively conservative tasting note.



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