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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Chateau Beychevelle  2005
Chateau Beychevelle 2005
(search item no. 111571)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It did not rain a single day during the vintage. Grape quality was superb, with exceptional sugar levels in both Merlot and Cabernet. Initial tastings when the wine was run off were extremely promising, showing very intense color with plenty of fruit and body.

47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

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About Chateau Beychevelle:

Chateau Beychevelle, A prestigious Cru Classe whose character has been forged by three centuries of history... Nowhere does the word Château in its noblest sense ring as true as it does at Beychevelle.

The elegance of its classical architecture makes it a jewel in the crown of the Médoc, coveted since its creation by the powerful families who have successively marked the economic, political and cultural life of Bordeaux and the regio.