More Vintages and Sizes of Beychevelle:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126
($38-$53) Dullish ruby-red. Full-blown, exotic aromas of plum jam, roasted meat and leather, with a suggestion of tropical chocolate. Big, plush and full; a seamless wine that avoids coming off as flat. Finishes with ripe tannins and a lingering flavor of chocolate. I underrated this wine in barrel. Unusually fleshy for Beychevelle, which is not a bad thing.
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Author: Robert Parker
Given the performance of this somewhat mystifying but beautifully situated estate in St.-Julien, we might be seeing a resurrection in quality, or at least much more consistency. A beauty in an up-front, supple, sexy style is the generous and savory, dark ruby /plum-colored 2003 Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied with loads of fruit and glycerin, it is much more approachable than usual, but also generously proportioned and exceptionally well-balanced.
Author: James Suckling
Aromas of toasted oak with chocolate, berry and meat follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a medium berry and vanilla aftertaste. Pretty wine. Needs some more bottle age. 20,830 cases made.
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 09/30/2013
Ready to drink. I decanted for an hour and the wine was smooth and full of character. It even improved by the second day when I finished the bottle! This was a bit fruitier than most Bordeaux I have had, but it was still quite enjoyable.
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 04/03/2013
Drink Dates: 2007-2011
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