(2008 Vintage) This ageworthy, elegant, well-made Beychevelle displays copious red and black cherry fruit notes intertwined with dusty, loamy soil and oak undertones, decent acidity, moderate tannin and impressive intensity as well as length.
The 1985 admirably reflects the character of this charming vintage. Deep ruby, low in acidity, ripe, round, fruity, and precocious, this medium-bodied, supple wine is very tasty and displays the cedary, black currant fruit so common in the wines of St.-Julien.
drank in 2010.
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/25/2012
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) 62% Cabernet Sauvignon; 31% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot. If a bit shy on overt fruitiness, this solid young wine comes with a good sense of essential extract and teases with glimmers of black fruits, olive and loamy earth elements in both its concentrated aromas and flavors. It toughens up at the finish as befits a young claret, but its fruit holds on and convinces that a wait of five years is worthwhile.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2009