Beychevelle 2015

Cult Wines Price: £840.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Beychevelle, Beychevelle, 2015

Tasting Notes Beychevelle 2015

93

One of the best Beychevelles for some time, this is a serious, age worthy wine with plenty of fine-grained tannin, bright acidity and pure cedar wood, cigarbox and cassis fruit. A textbook St. Julien. Drink: 2022-32

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
92-93

This is very pretty with ultra-fine tannins, blueberry, blackberry and mineral flavors. Full body, integrated and balanced. Shows refinement and tension.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
92-94

The 2015 Beychevelle was picked between 22 September and 8 October, a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot that will be matured in 50% new oak. It has quite a high IPT at 81, a pH of 3.72. It has a clean and crisp bouquet, tightly-wound at first, then unfurls with redcurrant, cranberry and raspberry scents, leaning towards the red spectrum rather than black. There is impressive delineation here, no frills, almost clinical in its "aromatic efficiency." The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a suave Beychevelle in the making, harmonious in the mouth, supple even, gently building towards a lightly spiced finish. Among the Saint Julien wines, this is clearly one of the more understated 2015s. It is only when you swallow the wine that its lingering flavors remind you that this could evolve into one of Philippe Blanc's great Beychevelles. While it is not a headline-grabbing wine, a decade in bottle will be handsomely rewarded.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
90-93

This has a plush, slightly smoky edge, with plum sauce and blackberry confiture notes forming the core. Shows ample stuffing through the finish, presenting a pleasantly chewy edge.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
17

Bright crimson. Aromatic rather than concentrated. Racy and sinewy. Lots of charm and pzazz without being in the least heavy. Bravo!

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com
N/A

Robert Parker Jr

Beychevelle Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Beychevelle 2017 Chateau Beychevelle £625.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2015 Chateau Beychevelle £840.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2014 Chateau Beychevelle £840.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2013 Chateau Beychevelle £825.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2012 Chateau Beychevelle £795.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2011 Chateau Beychevelle £780.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2010 Chateau Beychevelle £1,000.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2009 Chateau Beychevelle £919.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2008 Chateau Beychevelle £860.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2007 Chateau Beychevelle £850.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2006 Chateau Beychevelle £895.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2005 Chateau Beychevelle £1,000.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2004 Chateau Beychevelle £950.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2003 Chateau Beychevelle £900.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2002 Chateau Beychevelle £951.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2001 Chateau Beychevelle £1,246.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2000 Chateau Beychevelle £1,369.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1999 Chateau Beychevelle £940.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1998 Chateau Beychevelle £979.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1997 Chateau Beychevelle £834.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1996 Chateau Beychevelle £1,050.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1995 Chateau Beychevelle £960.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1990 Chateau Beychevelle £1,000.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1989 Chateau Beychevelle £913.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1986 Chateau Beychevelle £1,150.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1982 Chateau Beychevelle £1,500.00 12x75cl