LAST CHANCE $100/BOX (12 bottles) Chateau Beychevelle Grand Bateau Bordeaux Blanc 2014
Product Code: 10100/14/12
Last tasted Sept 2022 - a lovely French sav blanc which is drinking very well.
Normally $29.90 per bottle.
12 bottles x 750mls.
From a good vintage that has aged well and is very good drinking. Tasted Sept 2022.
Grand Bateau Blanc, a Bordeaux white from the well-known Bordeaux Cru Classé producer Chateau Beychevelle. Chateau Beychevelle is a classified Saint-Julien producer with a tradition of growing vines on the Garonne gravel of the Médoc dating back to the Middle Ages.
The same team that produces the prestigious Chateau Beychevelle red wine, makes this wine. Philippe Blanc, the chief winemaker of Chateau Beychevelle guides the production of this wine based on a selection of the best wines from the Beychevelle estates. Chateau Beychevelle follows “Terra Vitis” and “Sustainable Viticulture” practices, to produce high quality grapes using environmentally friendly methods.
Tasting notes: Aromatic nose with buttery-vanillin oak notes and exotic fruit. On the palate the wine is round and fleshy with wonderful minerality and delightful exotic fruit flavours. Lovely balance between the oak, fruit and acidity. Excellent finish.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13% VOL
Wine making: Pre-fermentation maceration results in a wonderful aromatic structure. 70% of the juice is fermented in new oak barrels for four months, with accompanying batonnage (stirring of the lees).
Max Allen Top Drops Gourmet Traveller
"When it's good, barrel-matured sauvignon blanc from Bordeaux is one of the most delicious white wines with rich fish dishes, and this is a very good example at a very attractive price"
Reviewed by Winsor Dobbin who made it his wine of the week
"Looking for a white wine that offers a little bit more than simple fresh fruit flavours? You've come to the right place. Grand Bateau is a collaboration between Maison Barrière and sister Bordeaux company Chateau Beychevelle, and made by Beychevelle winemaker Philippe Blanc. Sometimes a blend with a semillon component, the 2014 vintage is made from 100% sauvignon blanc with some parcels vinified in oak barrels and others in vats. The end result is a complex palate, full of interest, in which toasty vanillin oak co-exists alongside rich stone fruit characters. A wine of balance and interest'
Our friends The Wine Wankers also liked it and said this..
And Sean Mitchell in the Grape Observer said " In the glass, this release has charming aromatics of lemon, stones, minerals and old cedar. Food friendly, the palate is fresh with good acidity and great balance."