Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Chunky, well structured and better than expected. Excellent dark red color, with aromas of plum, cassis and berry and hints of wet earth.Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Still tight; needs time. Not at all drying up.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88I thought this was a strong showing for the 1977 vintage. The color is moderately deep ruby with only a trace of amber at the edge. Although the nose offers ripe fruit, it is surprisingly backward and unevolved. In the mouth, there is fine tannin and good concentration and depth, as well as a firm, austere finish. This wine, which is not yet fully mature, should continue to fill out, and may turn out to be a surprisingly fine vintage for Beaulieu with considerable aging potential.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 95Just amazing. Shows a lovely red color, with rose-colored touches at the rim. Dried cherries and sweet, delicious tobacco on the nose. The palate still has a lot of fruit and, while the tannins have faded away, it has excellent body. Just an amazing wine.Author: Rick H.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 118 bottles owned
- 47 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 47 collectors)