2002 Chateau Beychevelle Grand Cru Classe Saint-Julien
56 Ratings
56 Ratings
2002 Chateau Beychevelle Grand Cru Classe Saint-Julien

Wine Description

(From 2004 Vintage) Stylishly blackcurranty nose. Concentrated, ripe tannins and good acidity. Fine balance and potential. Elegant style. Good length.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) The 2000 vintage is characterised by its very clean, pleasant, nicely-pronounced fruity qualities (blackberries and cherry) and flesh with great length in the mouth and good acidity providing nice balance. The tannins are present - ripe and in no way astringent. This vintage has more tannic structure than the last and has great ageing potential. Probably the best wine in the last 10 years. 49% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Hints of chalk, mineral, cedar and herbs join subtle elements of Cabernet cassis in the mid-density nose, and the wine's flavors follow suit with slightly hushed fruit lending support to suggestions of black earth and forest-floor spice. Despite a bit of roundness on entry, the wine is very much Cabernet in feel, and its grippy young tannins lend a measure of coarseness and austerity to the finish.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Big, fleshy, oaky nose dominated by wood now but plenty of fruit. Rich, rounded, plump, forward, concentrated, spicy, lively acidity. Good length. Drink 2009-20. (16 points)
  • Robert Parker