1973 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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1973
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Thin, weedy, and with a focus on its tobacco, cedar, herb, and leafy, peppery, sharp red fruit profile. Not undrinkable, and knowing the vintage, this was better than expected. Drink from 2023-2024.

Thin, weedy, and with a focus on its tobacco, cedar, herb, and leafy, peppery, sharp red fruit profile. Not undrinkable, and knowing the vintage, this was better than expected. Drink from 2023-2024.

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When to Drink Chateau Beychevelle, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Beychevelle can be enjoyed on the young side with at least a few hours of air. However, the wine is usually better at 8-12 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. In the best vintages, the wine will be at its best between 10-40 years of age after the vintage.

Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-4 hours give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Chateau Beychevelle with the Best Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Beychevelle is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Beychevelle is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, and grilled dishes.

Chateau Beychevelle is also good when served with Asian dishes, Chinese food, hearty seafood, or fish like tuna, salmon, mushrooms, pasta, and cheese.

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