Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien 4ème Grand Cru Classé
(2004 Vintage) Stylishly blackcurranty nose. Concentrated, ripe tannins and good acidity. Fine balance and potential. Elegant style. Good length.
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/25/2012
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.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Bright, deep red. Musky currant, licorice, tobacco, cedar and herbs on the nose and palate. Juicy and on the lean side but with very good focus and cut to its flavors. Characterized more by its vinosity and elegance than by body or power. The moderately long finish features firm tannins that avoid coming off as hard.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2009
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013