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Château Beychevelle

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2023
95
Black, red, and blue fruit, with a hint of chocolate, flowers, and espresso jump from the nose. The palate is packed with layers of supple, black cherries, vibrant black currants, cocoa, spice, black raspberries, and espresso. Energetic, medium-bodied, long, and intense, with purity, and lift, this is going to offer fabulous drinking with just a few years in the cellar. The key to the vintage this year was patience, which was to find the perfect moment to harvest. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. This is the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever used in the blend! 13.3% ABV, pH 3.67. The harvest took place September 13 - October 6. This is the longest harvest on record. 50% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. Drink from 2029-2060. 94-96 Pts.

Black, red, and blue fruit, with a hint of chocolate, flowers, and espresso jump from the nose. The palate is packed with layers of supple, black cherries, vibrant black currants, cocoa, spice, black raspberries, and espresso. Energetic, medium-bodied, long, and intense, with purity, and lift, this is going to offer fabulous drinking with just a few years in the cellar. The key to the vintage this year was patience, which was to find the perfect moment to harvest. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot. This is the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever used in the blend! 13.3% ABV, pH 3.67. The harvest took place September 13 - October 6. This is the longest harvest on record. 50% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. Drink from 2029-2060. 94-96 Pts.

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2022
97
Flowers, black cherries, cedar, tobacco wrapper, and blackberries crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the fruits match the nose. The wine is silky, fresh, vibrant, and concentrated. The fruits express purity, elegance and refinement. The finish delivers a wealth of sweet red, and black fruits, creamy textures and a chalky finish that sticks with you. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot.14% ABV, pH 3.85. The harvest took place September 12 - September 29. The yields were 36 hectoliters per hectoliter with 60% of the harvest going into the Grand Vin. Drink from 2027-2060. 96-98 Pts.

Flowers, black cherries, cedar, tobacco wrapper, and blackberries crowd into the perfume. On the palate, the fruits match the nose. The wine is silky, fresh, vibrant, and concentrated. The fruits express purity, elegance and refinement. The finish delivers a wealth of sweet red, and black fruits, creamy textures and a chalky finish that sticks with you. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot.14% ABV, pH 3.85. The harvest took place September 12 - September 29. The yields were 36 hectoliters per hectoliter with 60% of the harvest going into the Grand Vin. Drink from 2027-2060. 96-98 Pts.

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2021
94
Flowers, tobacco, spice, currants and black raspberries define the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, almost light on its feet with sweet black currants, peppery cherries, chewy blackberries, dark chocolate and a touch of refreshing spearmint that adds to the vibrant character. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2050.

Flowers, tobacco, spice, currants and black raspberries define the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, almost light on its feet with sweet black currants, peppery cherries, chewy blackberries, dark chocolate and a touch of refreshing spearmint that adds to the vibrant character. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2050.

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The nose starts off with dark currants, tobacco leaf, espresso, flowers, herbs and black cherries. Medium-bodied, sweet, soft and fresh, there is a peppery, spicy touch on the backend, along with a hint of refreshing spearmint that adds to the vibrant, sweet, red fruits in this classically styled wine. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV, pH 3.7, the harvest took place September 25 - October 11. The yields were 50 hectoliters with 54% of the harvest going into the Grand Vin. Drink from 2025-2050. 92-94

The nose starts off with dark currants, tobacco leaf, espresso, flowers, herbs and black cherries. Medium-bodied, sweet, soft and fresh, there is a peppery, spicy touch on the backend, along with a hint of refreshing spearmint that adds to the vibrant, sweet, red fruits in this classically styled wine. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV, pH 3.7, the harvest took place September 25 - October 11. The yields were 50 hectoliters with 54% of the harvest going into the Grand Vin. Drink from 2025-2050. 92-94

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2020
96
The nose opens with a gorgeous display of flowers, chocolate, tobacco, black currants, blackberries, licorice, wet forest floor and espresso. As good as the perfume is, the wine is all about its layers of creamy, fresh, sweet, ripe, dark red pit fruits on the palate. The wine is full-bodied, elegant, lifted and refined, with length and purity to top it all off. The wine should age effortlessly for 3 decades, yet drink well, relatively early. Drink from 2025-2060.

The nose opens with a gorgeous display of flowers, chocolate, tobacco, black currants, blackberries, licorice, wet forest floor and espresso. As good as the perfume is, the wine is all about its layers of creamy, fresh, sweet, ripe, dark red pit fruits on the palate. The wine is full-bodied, elegant, lifted and refined, with length and purity to top it all off. The wine should age effortlessly for 3 decades, yet drink well, relatively early. Drink from 2025-2060.

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Dark garnet in color, the wine shows off its black currants, licorice, wet forest floor, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis and blue fruit on the nose effortlessly. Full-bodied, fresh, elegant, lifted and vibrant, the wine is refined, juicy, sweet and long, with an ending packed with ripe, red and black currants, silky tannins, spice and crushed stones from start to finish. Made from blending 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot , 13.45% ABV, pH 3.8. 55% of the harvest was used in the Grand Vin. 95-97 Pts

Dark garnet in color, the wine shows off its black currants, licorice, wet forest floor, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis and blue fruit on the nose effortlessly. Full-bodied, fresh, elegant, lifted and vibrant, the wine is refined, juicy, sweet and long, with an ending packed with ripe, red and black currants, silky tannins, spice and crushed stones from start to finish. Made from blending 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot , 13.45% ABV, pH 3.8. 55% of the harvest was used in the Grand Vin. 95-97 Pts

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2019
95
Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with its nose that already shows tobacco leaf, forest floor, cedar, earth, savory herbs, spice and currants. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with soft, elegant, polished tannins along with ample blackberries and red currants on the mid-palate and in the finesse styled finish. Drink from 2028-2050.

Dark garnet in color, the wine pops with its nose that already shows tobacco leaf, forest floor, cedar, earth, savory herbs, spice and currants. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with soft, elegant, polished tannins along with ample blackberries and red currants on the mid-palate and in the finesse styled finish. Drink from 2028-2050.

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Deep in color, with a floral, blackberry, cedar, cherry, cocoa and tobacco leaf nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, elegant and with depth of flavor. There is freshness, a good mid-palate, length, purity and loads of sweet black and dark red fruits with silky tannins in the finish. Made from blending 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc and reaching 13.7% ABV with a pH of 3.77, the harvest took place September 23 to October 11. 50% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. 95-97 Pts

Deep in color, with a floral, blackberry, cedar, cherry, cocoa and tobacco leaf nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, elegant and with depth of flavor. There is freshness, a good mid-palate, length, purity and loads of sweet black and dark red fruits with silky tannins in the finish. Made from blending 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc and reaching 13.7% ABV with a pH of 3.77, the harvest took place September 23 to October 11. 50% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. 95-97 Pts

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2018
96
The nose starts off with flowers, tobacco leaf, thyme, black currants, blackberries, cedar and wet earth. Deep in color, the wine is full-bodied, with a serious depth of flavor culminating in its rich, round, concentrated long, elegant, fruit-filled finish. This will age and evolve for at least 25-30 years. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

The nose starts off with flowers, tobacco leaf, thyme, black currants, blackberries, cedar and wet earth. Deep in color, the wine is full-bodied, with a serious depth of flavor culminating in its rich, round, concentrated long, elegant, fruit-filled finish. This will age and evolve for at least 25-30 years. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

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Packed and stacked with black fruit, flowers, thyme, earth, espresso, tobacco, herbs, freshness and density, this is a knockout! The wine is opaque in color with palate staining intensity. The fruit shows a beautiful combination of elegance, concentration, purity and staying power with a finish that does not quit. Made from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc and reaching 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.71, the harvest took place September 21 to October 16. 50% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. 96-98 Pts

Packed and stacked with black fruit, flowers, thyme, earth, espresso, tobacco, herbs, freshness and density, this is a knockout! The wine is opaque in color with palate staining intensity. The fruit shows a beautiful combination of elegance, concentration, purity and staying power with a finish that does not quit. Made from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc and reaching 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.71, the harvest took place September 21 to October 16. 50% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. 96-98 Pts

3,897 Views   Tasted
2017
95
With its dark color, the wine serves up a juicy array of black fruits, tobacco, cedar and earthy nuances. The wine is full bodied, concentrated and shows the lift from the vintage. The tannins are silky. The finish focuses you on its polished, fresh, dark, red berries. Made from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.66.

With its dark color, the wine serves up a juicy array of black fruits, tobacco, cedar and earthy nuances. The wine is full bodied, concentrated and shows the lift from the vintage. The tannins are silky. The finish focuses you on its polished, fresh, dark, red berries. Made from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.66.

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2016
98
This is a serious wow wine, that is one of the great vintages of all time for Beychevelle. The complex aromatics with their floral, leafy tobacco, forest floor, blackberry, and black currant profile is the perfect introduction to the wine. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied, concentrated, long, and rich, ending with layers of elegant, soft, lifted black and red fruits. Drink from 2024-2056.

This is a serious wow wine, that is one of the great vintages of all time for Beychevelle. The complex aromatics with their floral, leafy tobacco, forest floor, blackberry, and black currant profile is the perfect introduction to the wine. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied, concentrated, long, and rich, ending with layers of elegant, soft, lifted black and red fruits. Drink from 2024-2056.

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Deep in color, truffle, tobacco, herbs, cigar box and dark red fruits are already in play. The wine is full-bodied, deep, concentrated with a non-stop wave of black fruit that adds another dimension. Clearly this is polished, powerful, elegant and fresh with lift, complexity and a finish that keeps on going. Give this at least a decade and enjoy it over the next 30-40 years!

Deep in color, truffle, tobacco, herbs, cigar box and dark red fruits are already in play. The wine is full-bodied, deep, concentrated with a non-stop wave of black fruit that adds another dimension. Clearly this is polished, powerful, elegant and fresh with lift, complexity and a finish that keeps on going. Give this at least a decade and enjoy it over the next 30-40 years!

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Deep in color, the wall of black fruit picks up an additional dimension from the hints of blue fruits that enter the mix. Polished, powerful, elegant and fresh, there is good energy here that lets the wine move forward on the palate, ending with a blast of ripe, pure, black fruits, licorice, espresso and earth. Give this at least a decade and enjoy it over the next 30-40 years!

Deep in color, the wall of black fruit picks up an additional dimension from the hints of blue fruits that enter the mix. Polished, powerful, elegant and fresh, there is good energy here that lets the wine move forward on the palate, ending with a blast of ripe, pure, black fruits, licorice, espresso and earth. Give this at least a decade and enjoy it over the next 30-40 years!

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Without a doubt, this is the best wine ever produced at the estate. The levels of richness, depth of flavor and silky, polished tannins all work together to deliver a supple, lush, opulent wine with layer after layer of pure, black and dark red fruits. The velvet-textured wine remains with you for at least 50 seconds in its long, multi-dimensional finish.

Without a doubt, this is the best wine ever produced at the estate. The levels of richness, depth of flavor and silky, polished tannins all work together to deliver a supple, lush, opulent wine with layer after layer of pure, black and dark red fruits. The velvet-textured wine remains with you for at least 50 seconds in its long, multi-dimensional finish.

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A blue-black deep red, nearly opaque, this the sexiest wine ever created at Beychevelle. The nose moves with cassis, tobacco, cigar box, flowers, boysenberry and dark chocolate. The fruit has unbelievable length, purity, density and silk sheets for tannins -- grand style and character here. This is the first vintage produced in their gleaming, brand new, state-of-the-art cellars. Made from blending 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.62. The Grand Vin represents just 60% of the harvest, which took place from October 3 to October 15, the latest harvest in the history of Beychevelle.

A blue-black deep red, nearly opaque, this the sexiest wine ever created at Beychevelle. The nose moves with cassis, tobacco, cigar box, flowers, boysenberry and dark chocolate. The fruit has unbelievable length, purity, density and silk sheets for tannins -- grand style and character here. This is the first vintage produced in their gleaming, brand new, state-of-the-art cellars. Made from blending 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.62. The Grand Vin represents just 60% of the harvest, which took place from October 3 to October 15, the latest harvest in the history of Beychevelle.

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2015
96
Rich, ripe, round, and loaded with juicy sweet black fruits, tobacco leaf, espresso and cedar, the wine is full bodied, deep, complex, polished and round. There is length, which lets you enjoy the purity in all the sweet fruit and the silky textured finish.

Rich, ripe, round, and loaded with juicy sweet black fruits, tobacco leaf, espresso and cedar, the wine is full bodied, deep, complex, polished and round. There is length, which lets you enjoy the purity in all the sweet fruit and the silky textured finish.

4,139 Views   Tasted
Now we are talking. This stunner has it all. That is, if you are looking for a concentrated, deep, complex with offering perfectly ripe, black fruits, silky tannins, round, polished, soft textures and the backbone to age. The nose, with its tobacco leaf, cassis, blackberry. espresso and truffle is a treat. But the purity of fruit on the palate, length and finesse in the finish is what seals the deal. The wine really improved from the barrel samples tasted over the past 2 years.

Now we are talking. This stunner has it all. That is, if you are looking for a concentrated, deep, complex with offering perfectly ripe, black fruits, silky tannins, round, polished, soft textures and the backbone to age. The nose, with its tobacco leaf, cassis, blackberry. espresso and truffle is a treat. But the purity of fruit on the palate, length and finesse in the finish is what seals the deal. The wine really improved from the barrel samples tasted over the past 2 years.

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This should come in at the middle or the top of my range as the wine has fleshed out, softened and added more complexity and length. This is just a great wine, but look out, as the 2016 is even better!!!

This should come in at the middle or the top of my range as the wine has fleshed out, softened and added more complexity and length. This is just a great wine, but look out, as the 2016 is even better!!!

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Licorice, tobacco, cassis and black cherry scents pop with little effort, escorting the palate to an end note of chocolate-covered cassis and dark, red fruits. With soft tannins and the structure to age, this is a richly-textured, round and elegantly-styled wine. Produced from a blend of 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13.9% ABV with a pH of 3.72. The Grand Vin represents 58% of the harvest which took place from September 22 to October 8. Over the past few years, Beychevelle has really stepped up their game. Under the direction of Philippe Blanc, this has really become a wine to watch. 92 - 94 Pts

Licorice, tobacco, cassis and black cherry scents pop with little effort, escorting the palate to an end note of chocolate-covered cassis and dark, red fruits. With soft tannins and the structure to age, this is a richly-textured, round and elegantly-styled wine. Produced from a blend of 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, this wine reached 13.9% ABV with a pH of 3.72. The Grand Vin represents 58% of the harvest which took place from September 22 to October 8. Over the past few years, Beychevelle has really stepped up their game. Under the direction of Philippe Blanc, this has really become a wine to watch. 92 - 94 Pts

3,827 Views   Tasted
2014
94
Step by step, the wines here keep getting better, year after and 2014 is about to break that streak. With a polished, round texture, and layers of, ripe, earthy, blackberries, smoke, thyme and tobacco, there is a hint of dark chocolate and licorice, on top of the sweet, black cherry and cassis and blackberry in the finish that wants you to take another sip.

Step by step, the wines here keep getting better, year after and 2014 is about to break that streak. With a polished, round texture, and layers of, ripe, earthy, blackberries, smoke, thyme and tobacco, there is a hint of dark chocolate and licorice, on top of the sweet, black cherry and cassis and blackberry in the finish that wants you to take another sip.

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This is a beauty. This wine possesses ample depth and intensity, setting a new standard of quality for Beychevelle. Dense, long and voluptuous, arousing the senses with a sweet kiss of sun-warmed currants and dark chocolate, this is by far the most concentrated, supple wine that the estate has ever produced. The finish really lingers with its layers of fruit. With 51% Merlot in the blend, it’s the highest percentage of Merlot used in the history of the estate. That is paired with 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine reached 14.05% ABV with a pH of 3.64. The Grand Vin represents 68% of the crop. 93 – 94 Pts

This is a beauty. This wine possesses ample depth and intensity, setting a new standard of quality for Beychevelle. Dense, long and voluptuous, arousing the senses with a sweet kiss of sun-warmed currants and dark chocolate, this is by far the most concentrated, supple wine that the estate has ever produced. The finish really lingers with its layers of fruit. With 51% Merlot in the blend, it’s the highest percentage of Merlot used in the history of the estate. That is paired with 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine reached 14.05% ABV with a pH of 3.64. The Grand Vin represents 68% of the crop. 93 – 94 Pts

3,739 Views   Tasted
2013
89
A solid wine in a difficult vintage, there is freshness in the fruits and notes of cedar with tobacco to complicate matters. Medium bodied, forward and classically styled, give it a few years and it could be even better.

A solid wine in a difficult vintage, there is freshness in the fruits and notes of cedar with tobacco to complicate matters. Medium bodied, forward and classically styled, give it a few years and it could be even better.

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With an earthy, sweet and sour cherry nose, this classically styled wine serves up strong notes of cherry griotte and licorice in the fresh, but austere, short finish. Blending 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, this is the first time since 2001 the property did not use Cabernet Franc in the blend. The wine reached 13.4% ABV. This represents 45% of the Grand Vin. 88-90 Pts

With an earthy, sweet and sour cherry nose, this classically styled wine serves up strong notes of cherry griotte and licorice in the fresh, but austere, short finish. Blending 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, this is the first time since 2001 the property did not use Cabernet Franc in the blend. The wine reached 13.4% ABV. This represents 45% of the Grand Vin. 88-90 Pts

1,677 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Quite stylish for the vintage, with its ripe, soft blackberry, smoke and tobacco personality, the wine finishes with soft, polished fruits.

Quite stylish for the vintage, with its ripe, soft blackberry, smoke and tobacco personality, the wine finishes with soft, polished fruits.

2,962 Views   Tasted
A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.3% ABV with 3.82pH. The wine will be aged in 50% new French oak. Good depth of color, truffle, earth and blackberry scents come to the forefront. Soft, round and showing some nice flesh, the wine ends with fresh black and red spicy fruits. This is a nice effort for the debut vintage with their new winemaker, Romain Ducolomb. 90-92 Pts

A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.3% ABV with 3.82pH. The wine will be aged in 50% new French oak. Good depth of color, truffle, earth and blackberry scents come to the forefront. Soft, round and showing some nice flesh, the wine ends with fresh black and red spicy fruits. This is a nice effort for the debut vintage with their new winemaker, Romain Ducolomb. 90-92 Pts

2,334 Views   Tasted
2011
88
Medium bodied with bright cassis and cranberry fruits, herbs and is slightly austere in style, with some dryness in the bright finish. With luck, time might soften the wine.

Medium bodied with bright cassis and cranberry fruits, herbs and is slightly austere in style, with some dryness in the bright finish. With luck, time might soften the wine.

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With lead pencil, cedar and cassis, the wine is medium bodied and tannic, ending with bright cassis and cranberry. 88-91 Pts

With lead pencil, cedar and cassis, the wine is medium bodied and tannic, ending with bright cassis and cranberry. 88-91 Pts

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2010
93
Continuing to move in a positive direction, the wine is full bodied, concentrated, ripe and round. The dark red berries offer energy, length and an earthy, tobacco and cedary character. This is clearly built to age and develop for decades. Give it until at least 2022, or longer if you can wait that long.

Continuing to move in a positive direction, the wine is full bodied, concentrated, ripe and round. The dark red berries offer energy, length and an earthy, tobacco and cedary character. This is clearly built to age and develop for decades. Give it until at least 2022, or longer if you can wait that long.

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Even better than the 2009, the 2010 Beychevelle has more of everything, focus, energy, concentration, length and tannins. Full bodied, fresh and lively, the blast of sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, polished tannins and length that keeps it going is the mark of a really great wine. At the moment, it needs at least 3-4 hours in the decanter and coaxing to see its potential. I'd give it until at least 2022-2025 before it really starts to sing.

Even better than the 2009, the 2010 Beychevelle has more of everything, focus, energy, concentration, length and tannins. Full bodied, fresh and lively, the blast of sweet, ripe, dark red fruits, polished tannins and length that keeps it going is the mark of a really great wine. At the moment, it needs at least 3-4 hours in the decanter and coaxing to see its potential. I'd give it until at least 2022-2025 before it really starts to sing.

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Much better today, than it seemed to be on release. Full bodied, soft, refined, with the structure to age and develop, with air and effort, tobacco, black cherry, forest floor, fennel and cigar box aromatics are easily found. Polished, fresh and soft, this vibrant wine will get better for years. I would wait until at least 2020 to pop a cork.

Much better today, than it seemed to be on release. Full bodied, soft, refined, with the structure to age and develop, with air and effort, tobacco, black cherry, forest floor, fennel and cigar box aromatics are easily found. Polished, fresh and soft, this vibrant wine will get better for years. I would wait until at least 2020 to pop a cork.

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Beychevelle A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot create a structured, masculine, four-square styled wine dominated by fresh, ripe, cassis notes. This old school style of wine will please some tasters more than it did me. 89-91 Pts

Beychevelle A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot create a structured, masculine, four-square styled wine dominated by fresh, ripe, cassis notes. This old school style of wine will please some tasters more than it did me. 89-91 Pts

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2009
93
Continuing to open and develop nicely, now, you find the beginning of a rich, supple, lushly textured gem with layers of black and red fruits, earth, tobacco, cedar, and touches of herbs and smoke. The tannins are soft, the fruits are ripe, expressing sweetness and purity. Drink from 2022-2045.

Continuing to open and develop nicely, now, you find the beginning of a rich, supple, lushly textured gem with layers of black and red fruits, earth, tobacco, cedar, and touches of herbs and smoke. The tannins are soft, the fruits are ripe, expressing sweetness and purity. Drink from 2022-2045.

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Wet forest floor, cigar wrapper, red fruits, earth, smoke and leafy nuances come through on the nose. The wine is medium/full-bodied, ripe and supple. The soft textured, red fruits and dusty tannins show well and feel great on the palate. You can start drinking this now. However, anther 5-8 years of cellaring is going to add a lot more complexity and silkiness to the wine. The wine was produced from blending 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

Wet forest floor, cigar wrapper, red fruits, earth, smoke and leafy nuances come through on the nose. The wine is medium/full-bodied, ripe and supple. The soft textured, red fruits and dusty tannins show well and feel great on the palate. You can start drinking this now. However, anther 5-8 years of cellaring is going to add a lot more complexity and silkiness to the wine. The wine was produced from blending 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

3,747 Views   Tasted
The best showing yet. The wine seems to be filling out, putting on more weight, and softening. The licorice, smoke, espresso, black cherry and tobacco charms are becoming more evident. Supple, focused and youthful, give this beauty another 5 years and it should be a real treat!

The best showing yet. The wine seems to be filling out, putting on more weight, and softening. The licorice, smoke, espresso, black cherry and tobacco charms are becoming more evident. Supple, focused and youthful, give this beauty another 5 years and it should be a real treat!

6,953 Views   Tasted
Another wine that is better today, than on release. Showing a fleshy, polished refined, round personality. with soft, silky tannins and ripe dark berries with some dark chocoalte notes, this is a refined, elegant Bordeaux that needs more time in the bottle.

Another wine that is better today, than on release. Showing a fleshy, polished refined, round personality. with soft, silky tannins and ripe dark berries with some dark chocoalte notes, this is a refined, elegant Bordeaux that needs more time in the bottle.

5,169 Views   Tasted
Earth, smoke, blackberry and cassis aromas lead to a full bodied wine that is slightly firm in its personality.

Earth, smoke, blackberry and cassis aromas lead to a full bodied wine that is slightly firm in its personality.

6,130 Views   Tasted
2009 Beychevelle offers spice, cedar, cassis, oak, and black raspberry aromas. Full bodied, with soft tannins, the wine ends with a dark berry finish. Beychevelle is one of the few non First Growths popular in the Asian market, in part because of the wine’s logo. The image shows a boat that was used to ferry barrels of Bordeaux. In China, the boat is called a Dragon boat, a symbol of good luck. June 16, 2010, marked the official date of the Dragon Boat festival in China. It is possible that was the same day 2009 Beychevelle was offered as a future. 90/92 Pts

2009 Beychevelle offers spice, cedar, cassis, oak, and black raspberry aromas. Full bodied, with soft tannins, the wine ends with a dark berry finish. Beychevelle is one of the few non First Growths popular in the Asian market, in part because of the wine’s logo. The image shows a boat that was used to ferry barrels of Bordeaux. In China, the boat is called a Dragon boat, a symbol of good luck. June 16, 2010, marked the official date of the Dragon Boat festival in China. It is possible that was the same day 2009 Beychevelle was offered as a future. 90/92 Pts

7,004 Views   Tasted
2008
91
Showing some bricking around the edges, you can already enjoy some of the secondary aromas of cedar, mushroom and wet forest scents. The wine is tannic, bright and focused on its, crisp, spicy red fruits. It needs at least a few more years to round out and add additional complexities.

Showing some bricking around the edges, you can already enjoy some of the secondary aromas of cedar, mushroom and wet forest scents. The wine is tannic, bright and focused on its, crisp, spicy red fruits. It needs at least a few more years to round out and add additional complexities.

2,614 Views   Tasted
Old school in style, the wine combines cassis, cranberry and earthy flavors. The finish has a hint of tart and green flavors along with the bright cassis sensation. Fans of old school Bordeaux wine will like this much more than I did.

Old school in style, the wine combines cassis, cranberry and earthy flavors. The finish has a hint of tart and green flavors along with the bright cassis sensation. Fans of old school Bordeaux wine will like this much more than I did.

7,440 Views   Tasted
2007
88
Easy drinking, medium bodied charmer, with soft tannins, a tobacco, cedar, red plum and cassis nose and freshness in the crisp, red berry finish. This is ready to go.

Easy drinking, medium bodied charmer, with soft tannins, a tobacco, cedar, red plum and cassis nose and freshness in the crisp, red berry finish. This is ready to go.

6,180 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Cedar, tobacco and cassis open the nose. The wine is medium bodied, classically styled and ends with a fresh, spicy, earthy, vibrant finish. Give it a few more years to soften and round out the tannins. At 56% of the blend, the Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most dominant in the history of the estate.

Cedar, tobacco and cassis open the nose. The wine is medium bodied, classically styled and ends with a fresh, spicy, earthy, vibrant finish. Give it a few more years to soften and round out the tannins. At 56% of the blend, the Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most dominant in the history of the estate.

5,213 Views   Tasted
Black raspberry, earth, spicy cassis and floral notes in the perfume are the best part of the wine. Medium bodied, almost light in style, in a good sense, this is a great example of what the British refer to as a luncheon Claret.

Black raspberry, earth, spicy cassis and floral notes in the perfume are the best part of the wine. Medium bodied, almost light in style, in a good sense, this is a great example of what the British refer to as a luncheon Claret.

4,585 Views   Tasted
2005
93
Medium-bodied, crisp, and crunchy with accents of tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, and flowers, the wine is fresh, as well as firm on the currant-filled palate. Drink from 2022-2037.

Medium-bodied, crisp, and crunchy with accents of tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, and flowers, the wine is fresh, as well as firm on the currant-filled palate. Drink from 2022-2037.

3,573 Views   Tasted
Much better than the previous bottle tasted, this was a lot of fun to have in my glass. The fruit was ripe, the tannins were polished the aromatics too time to get going, but once they did, the cedar, tobacco, thyme, cassis, earth, spice and blackberry aromatics were right where they needed to be. The wine had ample concentration and length, all it needs is more time in the cellar in the cellar to develop its nuances and textures. Else, give it a few hours of air, if you cannot wait.

Much better than the previous bottle tasted, this was a lot of fun to have in my glass. The fruit was ripe, the tannins were polished the aromatics too time to get going, but once they did, the cedar, tobacco, thyme, cassis, earth, spice and blackberry aromatics were right where they needed to be. The wine had ample concentration and length, all it needs is more time in the cellar in the cellar to develop its nuances and textures. Else, give it a few hours of air, if you cannot wait.

5,152 Views   Tasted
Medium/full bodied, with a classic cassis, cedar, wet earth and tobacco profile, along with ample tannins and crisp fruit in the finish. Still young, and better on the nose than than the palate today, this old school Bordeaux styled wine, will appeal to some tasters more than others with its structured classical approach. The wines being made at the property today offer a lot more excitement.

Medium/full bodied, with a classic cassis, cedar, wet earth and tobacco profile, along with ample tannins and crisp fruit in the finish. Still young, and better on the nose than than the palate today, this old school Bordeaux styled wine, will appeal to some tasters more than others with its structured classical approach. The wines being made at the property today offer a lot more excitement.

5,777 Views   Tasted
Tight, but with coaxing, aromas of dark berries, cassis, earth, spice and tobacco could be found. In personality, while well made, this medium bodied wine is a bit four square and lacks the depth and concentration found in many of its neighbor's wines. Still tannic, this blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc demands another 5-8 years before it comes out of its shell.

Tight, but with coaxing, aromas of dark berries, cassis, earth, spice and tobacco could be found. In personality, while well made, this medium bodied wine is a bit four square and lacks the depth and concentration found in many of its neighbor's wines. Still tannic, this blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc demands another 5-8 years before it comes out of its shell.

7,943 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Leafy, pine, cedar chest, forest, lead pencil and black cherry aromas create the perfume. Blackberry and cassis on the palate, with firm tannins and a strict, spicy, cassis and herbal finish.

Leafy, pine, cedar chest, forest, lead pencil and black cherry aromas create the perfume. Blackberry and cassis on the palate, with firm tannins and a strict, spicy, cassis and herbal finish.

3,181 Views   Tasted
2003
90
Ruby with slight bricking at the edge, jammy black raspberry, forest floor, cigar box, cedar and earthy scents create the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky and offers sweet, ripe roasted black cherries and juicy plums.

Ruby with slight bricking at the edge, jammy black raspberry, forest floor, cigar box, cedar and earthy scents create the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky and offers sweet, ripe roasted black cherries and juicy plums.

4,836 Views   Tasted
Still young, with air the wine revealed an earthy, tobacco, blackberry, forest floor nose. On the palate, the wine feels a little dry, ending with black cherries and herbs. This is a nice wine. It's well made, but it lacks the depth found in the best wines of the vintage.

Still young, with air the wine revealed an earthy, tobacco, blackberry, forest floor nose. On the palate, the wine feels a little dry, ending with black cherries and herbs. This is a nice wine. It's well made, but it lacks the depth found in the best wines of the vintage.

4,060 Views   Tasted
2002
87
Firm, rustic, classic style of wine, with a crisp, peppery, sharp, red berry edge that is a bit stoic in its personality. Drink or hold, but do not expect miracles if you lay it down for ages.

Firm, rustic, classic style of wine, with a crisp, peppery, sharp, red berry edge that is a bit stoic in its personality. Drink or hold, but do not expect miracles if you lay it down for ages.

3,138 Views   Tasted
2001
88
Medium bodied, with a lean to the red berry side of the range, there is freshness, spice and earth, but not a lot of excitement in this wine.

Medium bodied, with a lean to the red berry side of the range, there is freshness, spice and earth, but not a lot of excitement in this wine.

3,369 Views   Tasted
2000
90
The nose offers tobacco, blackberry, cassis, wet earth, cedar chest and cassis. On the palate, the wine is firm, fresh and traditional. This is well made and developing nicely, but there is a lack of excitement in the wine that would make me want to open another bottle. Tasters that prefer less ripe, lean, traditional or classic Bordeaux wine, will like this a lot more than I did.

The nose offers tobacco, blackberry, cassis, wet earth, cedar chest and cassis. On the palate, the wine is firm, fresh and traditional. This is well made and developing nicely, but there is a lack of excitement in the wine that would make me want to open another bottle. Tasters that prefer less ripe, lean, traditional or classic Bordeaux wine, will like this a lot more than I did.

6,158 Views   Tasted
1999
87
Medium bodied, tart, and almost peppery, with a distinctive, herbal edge to the bright, almost lean, red berry finish.

Medium bodied, tart, and almost peppery, with a distinctive, herbal edge to the bright, almost lean, red berry finish.

2,876 Views   Tasted
1998
89
Medium-full bodied, the classically styled wine shows some herbal, leafy nuances along with its red fruits, cranberry and cassis. A bit stoic, the finish offers dusty tannins with its sweet and tart red pit fruits.

Medium-full bodied, the classically styled wine shows some herbal, leafy nuances along with its red fruits, cranberry and cassis. A bit stoic, the finish offers dusty tannins with its sweet and tart red pit fruits.

2,760 Views   Tasted
1996
89
Firm and classic in nature, the wine is crisp, bright and fresh, with a peppery bite to the cedar tinted, Cabernet fruit. You can drink this now with an hour or more of air.

Firm and classic in nature, the wine is crisp, bright and fresh, with a peppery bite to the cedar tinted, Cabernet fruit. You can drink this now with an hour or more of air.

3,850 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied, fresh, with a lean to the crisp, red berry side of the style range, the wine lacks intensity, exchanging it for more freshness. The wine is more interesting on the nose, than on the palate. You can drink this now, or age it further.

Medium bodied, fresh, with a lean to the crisp, red berry side of the style range, the wine lacks intensity, exchanging it for more freshness. The wine is more interesting on the nose, than on the palate. You can drink this now, or age it further.

4,862 Views   Tasted
1995
88
Firm, almost strict, classic, four square style of wine, with a tannic edge. There is plenty of tobacco, earth, forest, cassis, cedar wood and cranberry to go around, but the wine does have a very austere character. this wine is going to please some folks more than others.

Firm, almost strict, classic, four square style of wine, with a tannic edge. There is plenty of tobacco, earth, forest, cassis, cedar wood and cranberry to go around, but the wine does have a very austere character. this wine is going to please some folks more than others.

5,554 Views   Tasted
1990
87
With more red fruit than black fruit in the earthy aromas, this traditionally made St Julien is past full maturity. Medium bodied, soft textured and a bit four square, the wine ends with a light, black plum and cranberry finish. Drink up.

With more red fruit than black fruit in the earthy aromas, this traditionally made St Julien is past full maturity. Medium bodied, soft textured and a bit four square, the wine ends with a light, black plum and cranberry finish. Drink up.

4,616 Views   Tasted
1989
88
Dirty cherries, earth and wood. This was a one dimensional, boring wine

Dirty cherries, earth and wood. This was a one dimensional, boring wine

3,487 Views   Tasted
1988
87
Better on the nose, with its earthy, tobacco, cedar, cigar box and red plum filled perfume, than on the classic, firm, slightly austere, crisp palate. There is no reason to hold this for further aging.

Better on the nose, with its earthy, tobacco, cedar, cigar box and red plum filled perfume, than on the classic, firm, slightly austere, crisp palate. There is no reason to hold this for further aging.

3,955 Views   Tasted
1986
92
The years have been kind to this wine, as the tannins have become subdued and integrated, giving the wine structure along with lift, ripe, juicy cassis and a distinctive cigar box note that really works. Medium/full bodied and just entering its prime time window, this is a great example of classic Bordeaux.

The years have been kind to this wine, as the tannins have become subdued and integrated, giving the wine structure along with lift, ripe, juicy cassis and a distinctive cigar box note that really works. Medium/full bodied and just entering its prime time window, this is a great example of classic Bordeaux.

4,621 Views   Tasted
1985
83
Charmless, lacking fruit and excitement expressed an austere personality.

Charmless, lacking fruit and excitement expressed an austere personality.

5,009 Views   Tasted
1983
90
Classic and classy, medium-bodied, elegant, crisp, red berry-filled, fully mature, wine. Already displaying its bright, red currants, crunchy tannins, and accents of cedar, tobacco leaf, peppery herbs, and cigar wrapper accents with ease. No decanting is needed. Drink from 2023-2028.

Classic and classy, medium-bodied, elegant, crisp, red berry-filled, fully mature, wine. Already displaying its bright, red currants, crunchy tannins, and accents of cedar, tobacco leaf, peppery herbs, and cigar wrapper accents with ease. No decanting is needed. Drink from 2023-2028.

2,113 Views   Tasted
Surprisingly fresh, complex and loaded with ripe, sweet dark red fruits, cedar wood, smoke, tobacco and cigar box aromatics that are present in the aromatics and in the finish.

Surprisingly fresh, complex and loaded with ripe, sweet dark red fruits, cedar wood, smoke, tobacco and cigar box aromatics that are present in the aromatics and in the finish.

5,608 Views   Tasted
1982
94
The best bottle of this wine I have ever tasted really moved me. Served blind at the chateau, so you know the wine has perfect provenance was exciting from the initial sniff of the cigar box, cedar, salt, rocks, cherry and cassis. Full-bodied, supple and fresh, there was length and purity. Extremely well-stored bottles have a good future here as do larger formats. Else, it is time to pull the cork.

The best bottle of this wine I have ever tasted really moved me. Served blind at the chateau, so you know the wine has perfect provenance was exciting from the initial sniff of the cigar box, cedar, salt, rocks, cherry and cassis. Full-bodied, supple and fresh, there was length and purity. Extremely well-stored bottles have a good future here as do larger formats. Else, it is time to pull the cork.

4,206 Views   Tasted
Old school charm in spades are found in this wine. The earthy, truffle, cedar chest and cassis nose, with its strong tobacco essence makes the perfect foil for the non-stop cassis and cigar box finish. My guess is, this is drinking at peak and that there is no reason to age it further.

Old school charm in spades are found in this wine. The earthy, truffle, cedar chest and cassis nose, with its strong tobacco essence makes the perfect foil for the non-stop cassis and cigar box finish. My guess is, this is drinking at peak and that there is no reason to age it further.

3,351 Views   Tasted
Old school, with some rusticity to the tannins, a nose packed with tobacco, leaves, herbs, cigar box and cassis, the wine ends with sweet, fresh cherries that slowly move to cranberry in the end note.

Old school, with some rusticity to the tannins, a nose packed with tobacco, leaves, herbs, cigar box and cassis, the wine ends with sweet, fresh cherries that slowly move to cranberry in the end note.

3,025 Views   Tasted
Mature scents of cassis, tobacco, earth and spice were easy to spot. Full bodied and concentrated, this usually four square, structured wine offered ample pleasure. Full bodied and with ripe tannins, this charming wine showed a lot of stylish, ripe dark berries in the mouth filling finish.

Mature scents of cassis, tobacco, earth and spice were easy to spot. Full bodied and concentrated, this usually four square, structured wine offered ample pleasure. Full bodied and with ripe tannins, this charming wine showed a lot of stylish, ripe dark berries in the mouth filling finish.

8,600 Views   Tasted
1981
86
With more focus on its earthy, tobacco, herbal, cigar box and leafy secondary notes than its bright, fresh, crisp red berries, this is already entered into a slow decline. If you have a bottle, it is time to drink up.

With more focus on its earthy, tobacco, herbal, cigar box and leafy secondary notes than its bright, fresh, crisp red berries, this is already entered into a slow decline. If you have a bottle, it is time to drink up.

2,392 Views   Tasted
1980
75
Bricky in color, with the taste of tea, not much fruit, but a nice texture, drink this sooner than later before the remaining red fruits fade away.

Bricky in color, with the taste of tea, not much fruit, but a nice texture, drink this sooner than later before the remaining red fruits fade away.

3,502 Views   Tasted
1978
80
This is a dog of a wine that never stops barking. Brown, red tint with not much fruit. Drink up if you dare.

This is a dog of a wine that never stops barking. Brown, red tint with not much fruit. Drink up if you dare.

4,776 Views   Tasted
1975
88
Cigar box, currants, spearmint, and spice pop in the nose. The wine is medium bodied, sweet, tart and crisp, with an earthy, crunchy, rustic, firm, finish. Drink from 2024-2030.

Cigar box, currants, spearmint, and spice pop in the nose. The wine is medium bodied, sweet, tart and crisp, with an earthy, crunchy, rustic, firm, finish. Drink from 2024-2030.

1,445 Views   Tasted
Old school, tough style of wine with an herbal, or leafy edge to all the cedar, leather, tobacco, cassis and forest floor notes goin on here. Lean and bright, this is clearly in the classically styled camp of older Bordeaux.

Old school, tough style of wine with an herbal, or leafy edge to all the cedar, leather, tobacco, cassis and forest floor notes goin on here. Lean and bright, this is clearly in the classically styled camp of older Bordeaux.

4,870 Views   Tasted
1973
75
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.

1,994 Views   Tasted
1970
84
Truffle and tobacco with cherries and cedar chest aromas in the nose. The wine shows a brown, ruby hue in the glass. There is a modicum of light, earthy, red fruits remaining. The texture was soft and pleasurable, but it really requires drinking much sooner than later.

Truffle and tobacco with cherries and cedar chest aromas in the nose. The wine shows a brown, ruby hue in the glass. There is a modicum of light, earthy, red fruits remaining. The texture was soft and pleasurable, but it really requires drinking much sooner than later.

5,260 Views   Tasted
Light in color, this medium bodied Bordeaux offered smoke, tobacco, earth, cassis and spice aromas. The wine ends with spice, cassis and cherry. A nice example of traditional, aged Bordeaux. However, there is no reason to hold it any longer. As light as it is, it will only drop more fruit in the future.

Light in color, this medium bodied Bordeaux offered smoke, tobacco, earth, cassis and spice aromas. The wine ends with spice, cassis and cherry. A nice example of traditional, aged Bordeaux. However, there is no reason to hold it any longer. As light as it is, it will only drop more fruit in the future.

5,535 Views   Tasted
1966
91
From a perfect bottle that has never been moved from the cold cellars of the chateau, the secondary, wet forest, cedar, tobacco and fresh cherry aromas are out in front. Medium bodied, elegant, soft, fresh and spicy, with a refined texture, this is really a nice, aged, classic Bordeaux at peak.

From a perfect bottle that has never been moved from the cold cellars of the chateau, the secondary, wet forest, cedar, tobacco and fresh cherry aromas are out in front. Medium bodied, elegant, soft, fresh and spicy, with a refined texture, this is really a nice, aged, classic Bordeaux at peak.

3,027 Views   Tasted
1965
55
Murky in color, and not much better in the mouth, on the bright side, the wine was wet and had some ABV remaining. This could be the first bottle of 1965 Bordeaux I've ever tasted. I'm hoping not to double the amount of my 65 tasting notes in this life.

Murky in color, and not much better in the mouth, on the bright side, the wine was wet and had some ABV remaining. This could be the first bottle of 1965 Bordeaux I've ever tasted. I'm hoping not to double the amount of my 65 tasting notes in this life.

3,111 Views   Tasted
1964
89
It's always nice to be surprised when a wine shows much better than expected. Beychevelle was on top of their game in the 60's and this bottle shows why. Truffle, smoke, tobacco, earth, plums and leather scent to a soft textured, medium/full bodied wine that is fully mature. The wine ends with a spice and cassis finish. This bottle was in such perfect condition, it is probably better than most examples out there to taste.

It's always nice to be surprised when a wine shows much better than expected. Beychevelle was on top of their game in the 60's and this bottle shows why. Truffle, smoke, tobacco, earth, plums and leather scent to a soft textured, medium/full bodied wine that is fully mature. The wine ends with a spice and cassis finish. This bottle was in such perfect condition, it is probably better than most examples out there to taste.

4,299 Views   Tasted
1961
95
There is no better 1961 Bordeaux for the money than this! The supple, silky textures, wall of ripe, fresh, clean red fruit and gorgeous, cedar, tobacco, spice, earth and cigar aromas all work together in harmony. The richly textured wine feels great on your palate all the way through to the long finish.

There is no better 1961 Bordeaux for the money than this! The supple, silky textures, wall of ripe, fresh, clean red fruit and gorgeous, cedar, tobacco, spice, earth and cigar aromas all work together in harmony. The richly textured wine feels great on your palate all the way through to the long finish.

4,208 Views   Tasted
This bottle was just great. I purchased this case from the original owner and every bottle has showed majestic, old wine characteristics that can only develop with the patina of age. Packed with cigar wrappers, smoke, thyme, wet forest notes filled with leaves, cedar wood, lead pencil and cherry pipe tobacco, who could ask for more? With good concentration of flavor and raw material, this is a steal in today's marketplace for 60 year old Bordeaux!

This bottle was just great. I purchased this case from the original owner and every bottle has showed majestic, old wine characteristics that can only develop with the patina of age. Packed with cigar wrappers, smoke, thyme, wet forest notes filled with leaves, cedar wood, lead pencil and cherry pipe tobacco, who could ask for more? With good concentration of flavor and raw material, this is a steal in today's marketplace for 60 year old Bordeaux!

3,691 Views   Tasted
Beychevelle was at one time, a more expensive wine than Ducru Beaucaillou or Gruaud Larose. This bottle showed why. Truffles, earth, tobacco, cassis, stone, and scents of roses were easy to detect. Sweet, soft, elegant and fresh in the mouth, this delightful, fully mature Bordeaux wine ended with a long cassis, spice and cold steel filled finish. This is one of the better buys for a wine from this legendary vintage.

Beychevelle was at one time, a more expensive wine than Ducru Beaucaillou or Gruaud Larose. This bottle showed why. Truffles, earth, tobacco, cassis, stone, and scents of roses were easy to detect. Sweet, soft, elegant and fresh in the mouth, this delightful, fully mature Bordeaux wine ended with a long cassis, spice and cold steel filled finish. This is one of the better buys for a wine from this legendary vintage.

4,063 Views   Tasted
Tobacco, smoke, cassis, cedar wood, truffle and forest floor aromas made their presence known. Still going strong at over 50 years of age, this concentrated, classic, old school Bordeaux wine ends with a long, masculine, yet refined, cassis, earth and spice filled finish. Beychevelle was producing strong wines in the 40,s 50's and early 60's. I bought a case of this wine a few years ago and every bottle has been a pleasure to taste!

Tobacco, smoke, cassis, cedar wood, truffle and forest floor aromas made their presence known. Still going strong at over 50 years of age, this concentrated, classic, old school Bordeaux wine ends with a long, masculine, yet refined, cassis, earth and spice filled finish. Beychevelle was producing strong wines in the 40,s 50's and early 60's. I bought a case of this wine a few years ago and every bottle has been a pleasure to taste!

4,213 Views   Tasted
Tobacco, cigar box, ash, gravel, cassis, forest floor and wet earth aromas keep your nose busy. Round, soft, full bodied and filled with blackberry and plums, this is one of the better buys for people seeking a Bordeaux wine from the 1961 vintage.

Tobacco, cigar box, ash, gravel, cassis, forest floor and wet earth aromas keep your nose busy. Round, soft, full bodied and filled with blackberry and plums, this is one of the better buys for people seeking a Bordeaux wine from the 1961 vintage.

4,383 Views   Tasted
Light ruby with tea color. Tobacco, cedar, cassis, truffles, earth, spice and herbs start off the perfume. Full bodied, with ample concentration, the wine ended with cassis, spice, blackberry and tart dark cherry finish. This was a surprise aas I was not expecting much. It’s always great when you expect the worse from a bottle, and you end up with a great tasting experience that was much better than anticipated.

Light ruby with tea color. Tobacco, cedar, cassis, truffles, earth, spice and herbs start off the perfume. Full bodied, with ample concentration, the wine ended with cassis, spice, blackberry and tart dark cherry finish. This was a surprise aas I was not expecting much. It’s always great when you expect the worse from a bottle, and you end up with a great tasting experience that was much better than anticipated.

3,878 Views   Tasted
1959
95
This particular bottle was stunning! It started off good and got better and better. I mention the specific bottle, because, with every older bottle, you will get a unique experience. As I was saying, this beauty was packed with cigar box, leafy herbs, smoke, leather, tobacco leaf, spice, and red berries. The palate stained by the patina of age with soft, elegant, and refined, with length and complexity. There is no reason to hold off opening it, if you are lucky enough to have a well-stored bottle.

This particular bottle was stunning! It started off good and got better and better. I mention the specific bottle, because, with every older bottle, you will get a unique experience. As I was saying, this beauty was packed with cigar box, leafy herbs, smoke, leather, tobacco leaf, spice, and red berries. The palate stained by the patina of age with soft, elegant, and refined, with length and complexity. There is no reason to hold off opening it, if you are lucky enough to have a well-stored bottle.

3,290 Views   Tasted
Smoky, full-bodied, bright, earthy and filled with cigar, tobacco and cassis, the fully mature wine is a perfect example of classic claret at its best. Not decanted, this was simply popped and poured, which is a good thing, as it did not improve in the glass.

Smoky, full-bodied, bright, earthy and filled with cigar, tobacco and cassis, the fully mature wine is a perfect example of classic claret at its best. Not decanted, this was simply popped and poured, which is a good thing, as it did not improve in the glass.

3,104 Views   Tasted
A golden era for Beychevelle, the wine started off great. The showy nose with its stacks of tobacco, ash, leaf, cedar and smoke stood out. But on the palate, the wine faded a bit too quick, which was too bad, as the tannins were soft, and fruit bore the touch of an obviously sunny vintage. This is not a wine to age any longer.

A golden era for Beychevelle, the wine started off great. The showy nose with its stacks of tobacco, ash, leaf, cedar and smoke stood out. But on the palate, the wine faded a bit too quick, which was too bad, as the tannins were soft, and fruit bore the touch of an obviously sunny vintage. This is not a wine to age any longer.

2,697 Views   Tasted
1957
83
Light in color, with a hue that reminded of rose hip tea. Equally light in fruit, with a lean to earthy, strawberry, cedar and tobacco. Bright, crisp and acidic, there was some red fruit that could be discerned, but the wine was more interesting historically, than from a pleasure point of view. This was from a magnum. I imagine 750 bottles will be worse.

Light in color, with a hue that reminded of rose hip tea. Equally light in fruit, with a lean to earthy, strawberry, cedar and tobacco. Bright, crisp and acidic, there was some red fruit that could be discerned, but the wine was more interesting historically, than from a pleasure point of view. This was from a magnum. I imagine 750 bottles will be worse.

2,106 Views   Tasted
1955
94
With older wines, storage is everything. And it is easy to see when you compare this tasting with my previous bottle. The nose captivates you with its melange of herbs, wet forest floor, cedar, leather, cigar box, and bright red fruits. Medium-bodied, soft, refined, and earthy with its chalky, dusty red fruits and green herbs, this is what good, classic Bordeaux is all about! Though, I would not press my luck and hold it for further development. Drink from 2023-2025.

With older wines, storage is everything. And it is easy to see when you compare this tasting with my previous bottle. The nose captivates you with its melange of herbs, wet forest floor, cedar, leather, cigar box, and bright red fruits. Medium-bodied, soft, refined, and earthy with its chalky, dusty red fruits and green herbs, this is what good, classic Bordeaux is all about! Though, I would not press my luck and hold it for further development. Drink from 2023-2025.

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Better on the tobacco, earth, cedar, cigar box and strawberry nose, than on the light, sharp, cassis and cranberry, acidic palate.

Better on the tobacco, earth, cedar, cigar box and strawberry nose, than on the light, sharp, cassis and cranberry, acidic palate.

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1953
95
With all the tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar wrapper, and currants you need in the nose before you find all those sweet, ripe, earthy, bright currants on the palate, the wine is everything a textbook example of a fully mature Bordeaux should be. No decanting or aging is warranted, just pop, pour and enjoy, if you can find a well-stored bottle. Drink from 2023-2025.

With all the tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar wrapper, and currants you need in the nose before you find all those sweet, ripe, earthy, bright currants on the palate, the wine is everything a textbook example of a fully mature Bordeaux should be. No decanting or aging is warranted, just pop, pour and enjoy, if you can find a well-stored bottle. Drink from 2023-2025.

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1949
94
WOW! What a beauty. The cigar box, ash, leaf, leather, herb, and red berry filled nose instantly grabbed you. But the palate, with its display of sweet and tart red fruits, tobacco leaf and earthy nuances just kept on going. This is one of the top wines of the vintage.

WOW! What a beauty. The cigar box, ash, leaf, leather, herb, and red berry filled nose instantly grabbed you. But the palate, with its display of sweet and tart red fruits, tobacco leaf and earthy nuances just kept on going. This is one of the top wines of the vintage.

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1948
93
A beautiful example of what classic Bordeaux is all about. The tobacco, leaf, cigar box, cedar and bright red fruits kick the wine off to a good start. Juicy, energetic, cedary and with more cigar wrapper on the palate, this is fully mature and quite a historic treat to taste. And at least this bottle had a beautiful, blue tint to the green glass.

A beautiful example of what classic Bordeaux is all about. The tobacco, leaf, cigar box, cedar and bright red fruits kick the wine off to a good start. Juicy, energetic, cedary and with more cigar wrapper on the palate, this is fully mature and quite a historic treat to taste. And at least this bottle had a beautiful, blue tint to the green glass.

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1945
89
Tasting much younger than its true age, the wine delivers tobacco, sweet, spicy cherries, plum, earth and cigar box aromatics. There is a sense of old school, rustic charm that adds to the experience.

Tasting much younger than its true age, the wine delivers tobacco, sweet, spicy cherries, plum, earth and cigar box aromatics. There is a sense of old school, rustic charm that adds to the experience.

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1937
92
I was shocked at how good this wine was. Soft and polished, with tobacco leaf, cigar box, cedar, earth, smoke and red fruits, there was depth, sweetness in the red fruits and polish to the finish. From an original bottle with the original cork, with older bottles, sometimes you never know, you just have to put down your money and take your chances.

I was shocked at how good this wine was. Soft and polished, with tobacco leaf, cigar box, cedar, earth, smoke and red fruits, there was depth, sweetness in the red fruits and polish to the finish. From an original bottle with the original cork, with older bottles, sometimes you never know, you just have to put down your money and take your chances.

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1934
85
Fading, but still holding on to its last layers of red fruit, paired with spice, cassis, cedar chest, lead pencil and wet earth. Medium bodied and more than fully mature, it begs to be consumed, if you have a bottle left in your cellar.

Fading, but still holding on to its last layers of red fruit, paired with spice, cassis, cedar chest, lead pencil and wet earth. Medium bodied and more than fully mature, it begs to be consumed, if you have a bottle left in your cellar.

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1929
95
From a magnum, this was an absolute beauty in every sense of the word. With an intoxicating, earthy, spice, tobacco, cigar box, truffle and red berry bouquet, the wine was even better on the palate. Soft, polished and with just a bit of tart that combined with the sweet, dark, red fruits, the finish, with its freshness and spice just kept on going! This was a treat I will not forget!!!

From a magnum, this was an absolute beauty in every sense of the word. With an intoxicating, earthy, spice, tobacco, cigar box, truffle and red berry bouquet, the wine was even better on the palate. Soft, polished and with just a bit of tart that combined with the sweet, dark, red fruits, the finish, with its freshness and spice just kept on going! This was a treat I will not forget!!!

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1928
94
Just a super wine, the wine looked like rosehip tea in the glass. The sweet perfume was loaded with tobacco, cigar box, cedar, roasted red fruits, caramel, smoke and herbs. Soft, medium/full bodied with a long finish completed by the bright, red cherries and tobacco notes that tasted and still felt great. What a treat!

Just a super wine, the wine looked like rosehip tea in the glass. The sweet perfume was loaded with tobacco, cigar box, cedar, roasted red fruits, caramel, smoke and herbs. Soft, medium/full bodied with a long finish completed by the bright, red cherries and tobacco notes that tasted and still felt great. What a treat!

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1926
93
Ruby tea in color, with a stunning nose, showing off its dried leaves cedar, tobacco, tea, smoke, tobacco, forest floor, cigar wrapper and cherry scented perfume with ease. Medium bodied, and almost light in weight, the spicy, tobacco stained red fruits still offered some sweetness with a shot of freshness to keep things honest. This bottle had not moved from the cellars since it produced, which I am sure helped it retain its character over the years.

Ruby tea in color, with a stunning nose, showing off its dried leaves cedar, tobacco, tea, smoke, tobacco, forest floor, cigar wrapper and cherry scented perfume with ease. Medium bodied, and almost light in weight, the spicy, tobacco stained red fruits still offered some sweetness with a shot of freshness to keep things honest. This bottle had not moved from the cellars since it produced, which I am sure helped it retain its character over the years.

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1920
77
Looking more like rose hip tea than wine, the perfume was the best attribute, with its forest floor, cedar wood, cigar box, tobacco, tar and hints of cassis. The whisp of fruit remaining showed a light, still fresh cassis character.

Looking more like rose hip tea than wine, the perfume was the best attribute, with its forest floor, cedar wood, cigar box, tobacco, tar and hints of cassis. The whisp of fruit remaining showed a light, still fresh cassis character.

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1906
85
Served double blind, I was sure it was from the early 1950's. Discovering the wine was 100 years old was mind blowing! The nose, with its cornucopia of scents, mostly from the smoke, tobacco and earthy side also showed a strong cedar wood component. Amazingly, there was also red fruit remaining int eh spicy finish. This is one bottle I will not see again, but the memory is really going to linger.

Served double blind, I was sure it was from the early 1950's. Discovering the wine was 100 years old was mind blowing! The nose, with its cornucopia of scents, mostly from the smoke, tobacco and earthy side also showed a strong cedar wood component. Amazingly, there was also red fruit remaining int eh spicy finish. This is one bottle I will not see again, but the memory is really going to linger.

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1858
83
The oldest dry red wine I have ever tasted. Tea and rust in color, there is a bare suggestion of strawberry along with the tobacco, cigar box, wet forest and cedar chest notes. Light in texture and fruit, it's an amazing treat to taste bottled history.

The oldest dry red wine I have ever tasted. Tea and rust in color, there is a bare suggestion of strawberry along with the tobacco, cigar box, wet forest and cedar chest notes. Light in texture and fruit, it's an amazing treat to taste bottled history.

2,941 Views   Tasted