2005 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 95 JA 94 TWI 94 JL 93 WA 93 WE 93 DC 92 VN 92 W&S 92 NM 91
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

I love the 2005 Château Beychevelle, a beautifully complex, nuanced, medium-bodied Saint- Julien that has pure crème de cassis and darker fruits as well as smoked tobacco, truffly earth, and graphite nuances. It’s not a...
JA 94

janeanson.com, May 2024

Still vibrant and young at 19 years old, full of charm, silky textured tannins that are well integrated but still very much cradling the fruit, with waves of cigar box, crushed rocks, earth, saffron and tobacco. Great...
TWI 94

The Wine Independent, July 2022

The 2005 Beychevelle is composed of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep brick in color, it skips out with shimmery, care-free scents of kirsch, raspberry pie, blackcurrant...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2022

Medium-bodied, crisp, and crunchy with accents of tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, and flowers, the wine is fresh, as well as firm on the currant-filled palate. Drink from 2022-2037.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015

The Grand Vin, the 2005 Beychevelle is a gorgeous wine, with plenty of crème de cassis, floral notes, underbrush and forest floor. It is sweet and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and beautiful texture and purity...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, June 2008

Very much in an elegant style, this wine shows soft, almost velvet tannins supporting the ripe fruit. It has richness, a round character masking the dense texture, and setting off the clean red berry fruits and fresh...
DC 92

Decanter, June 2021

The 2005 vintage produced a seductive effort from Beychevelle, with lush plum and mulberry fruit accented with pepper and anise on the nose. The dense, silky texture hints at the relatively large proportion of Merlot in...
VN 92

Vinous, March 2023

The 2005 Beychevelle has an attractive nose with brambly red fruit, marmalade, cedar and light leather aromas. This is just a little rustic, yet full of vigor and presence. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins...
W&S 92

Wine & Spirits, October 2008

We hit Beychevelle at a fragrant, gentle moment in its evolution. With a few hours of air, the wine was a lithe beauty, its cool red fruit giving a soft, sculpted feel. My notes are all about elegance, finesse and...
NM 91

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015

The Château Beychevelle 2005 has a comparatively rich and opulent bouquet, which is quite unexpected, offering with sensual, ripe black cherry and boysenberry fruit, fresh mint and licorice. It has retained that...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2005 Beychevelle is a Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious St Julien region in Bordeaux, France. This wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the best of what this renowned region has to offer. With a deep red color and a clear core, it captivates the eye and invites you to explore its exquisite aromas and flavors.

On the nose, the 2005 Beychevelle reveals full, rich aromas of raspberry and brambly fruits. These fruity notes are complemented by strong vanilla accents, adding a touch of sweetness and complexity. As you take your first sip, you'll notice the wine's thick and bold presence on the front palate. It has a solid and juicy core, with integrated yet bold tannins that provide structure and depth.

The bright fruit flavors and toasted oak undertones linger on the palate, creating a long and satisfying finish. This wine has a medium body and a well-balanced acidity, ensuring a harmonious and enjoyable drinking experience. It has a 13.0% alcohol content, which adds to its richness and complexity.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2005 Beychevelle for its exceptional qualities. Neal Martin's Wine Journal awarded it a score of 91, describing it as having a rich and opulent bouquet with ripe black cherry and boysenberry fruit. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it an impressive score of 93, highlighting its crème de cassis, floral notes, and beautiful texture.

This vintage is drinking well now, but it also has the potential to age gracefully for another decade or more. Its seductive and velvety texture, coupled with its vibrant fruit flavors, make it a perfect companion for an elegant dinner or a special occasion. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or cellar it for the future, the 2005 Beychevelle is a wine that will surely impress.