2005 Grand Bateau Rouge, Bordeaux

SKU #1032433

Take home this third wine (of sorts) from St-Julien's grand Château Beychevelle for a song! Who said you couldn't drink great Bordeaux every day? Just don't wait, this steal sold out quite quickly the last time we had it. This wine is elegant and consists of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged partially in new oak barrels, the wine is rich and round, medium to full-bodied and has luscious ripe red fruit flavors, spice and a touch of new oak. Superb value. The label has a picture of the mythical galleon of the famous Château Beychevelle. According to Wine Spectator: "This has some nice black cherry and chocolate powder, with a hint of cola. Medium-bodied, with a tasty palate and a medium finish." (Web Only, 2008)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/30/2009  | Send Email
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A great quaffer-a red poolside sipper. our last batch, the other 3 batches sold out quickly.Take home this third wine (of sorts) from St-Julien's grand Château Beychevelle for a song! Who said you couldn't drink great Bordeaux every day? Just don't wait, this steal sold out quite quickly the last time we had it. This wine is elegant and consists of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Top Value! Drink from 2009 to 2013

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/19/2008  | Send Email
One of our favorite fourth growths, Beychevelle, makes this delicious blend of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet sauvignon. This shows plenty of ripe red fruit and a touch of earth in a gentle and elegant style. This amazing bargain is almost too good to believe. If you missed this the first time, don’t miss out again!

 By: Derek |  Review Date: 12/27/2009 
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Good stuff. great value.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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