Wine Chateau Beychevelle, Saint-Julien AOC 4-me Grand Cru, 1996
The wine has a very deep ruby color.
The wine is unusually soft and pliable taste in his youth. Excellent long aftertaste.
The wine has a scent with notes of plum and oak and light notes of licorice and anise.
The wine goes well with meat pates and abundant hot and cold mutton, beef, veal, chicken, turkey, duck, quail, kidneys, mushrooms. Great to musty and hard cheeses. A distinctive feature of the wine is that its qualities are combined with the complexity of any kitchen.
Needless estate Chateau Beshevel impossible to miss because it is the first large estates on the highway D2, leading to the north of the commune of Saint-Julien. Few castles Bordeaux have the same unique charm as this house, more like an ancient palace. It was founded in the 17th century and once belonged to a powerful bordockim families also once owned this estate Duke Jean-Louis de la Valette Nogare (Jean-Louis Nogaret de la Valette), Grand Admiral of France. Nautical theme continues on the labels of wines on all bottles of wine farms Beychevelle depicts the ship. Legend has it that during the reign of King Henry III on these lands lived d'Epernon Duke, the first Admiral of the Royal Navy. Therefore, passing these places, ships in reverence had to greet his admiral powerful volleys of naval guns with lowered sails. French team "after the sails!" sounds like "Baisse Voiles", but in the local dialect of Aquitaine, this phrase sounded like "Baiche Veyles" or "Besh Vel".
This wine estate is kept in barrels for 20 months, with the result that they have refined aroma of ripe grapes with hints of vanilla, flowers and licorice. It is very thick and full-bodied wine with a fair, but soft tannin taste, which in its best years may be stored for 25 years. That is a winery fourth crew quietly sells its wines through merchants at auction at very high prices at the level of the greatest wines of the region. Soil vineyards - gravel, subsoil - clay and lime. Ageing potential wine -10-40 years.