Amiral De Beychevelle 2017
- Red Wine
From Wine Spectator 90 Points
Features an engaging core of juicy blackberry and plum fruit, lined with hints of savory, iron and apple wood. Well-integrated already, making this approachable now. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Chateau Beychevelle is a wine estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc. The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine is known for its supple power and smooth, rich texture, and better vintages have great aging ability. In the Bordeaux Classification of 1855 it was ranked a 4th growth. The name Beychevelle comes from the first Duke of Epernon, a navy admiral who owned the estate in the 16th Century. Boats that passed on the Garonne had to lower their sails in deference; the name "Baisse-Voile" (lowering of sails) became Beychevelle. This nautical theme extends to the ship with a griffin prow featured on the label. The estate produces a second wine: Amiral de Beychevelle.