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Editorial Reviews for Beychevelle
Elegant, hightoned and floral on the nose with herbal complexity already accenting the red fruit, this has a very fine and balanced nose. Rigid, slightly austere and upright in the mouth, there is elegance and subtlety on display here with fresh, bright fruit, transparent and bright. I love the intensity of the fruit which comes with only modest power leaving one with a lacy well balanced structure built on ripe tannins that linger on the long, elegant finish. 93pts
Tight,a bit oaky, sweet wood, earthy brown spice – moderately rich, nice density, ripe tannins, nice balance, a touch dry, savory backend peeks out under ripe full fruit that drives the long finish, (89-90)
This is subtle yet nuanced with layers on the nose revealing notes of creosote, scorched earth, bitter cocoa, cassi, herb, and vanilla. In the mouth medium full yet with excellent balance and a real sense of elegance. The structure is very well integrated leaving a seamless mouthfeel to the core of cassis/boysenberry fruit that is wrapped around the very refined tannins. The finish is long and features a gentle balance of fruit, spice, and mineral notes that end on a note of pencil lead. More Margaux than St. Julien this is refined and appealing and will be ready sooner than many 2005’s
Opens with a very fine tobacco and scorched blackberry nose with layers of leather and chalk and subtle hints of iodine and tea. Good bright sour cherry up front, strong acidity and lots of dusty tannins keep this fairly big in the mouth and while it is texturally fresh the flavors tend toward leathery and tarry. A touch lean and very savory leading to a drying finish that is a bit astringent. So a bit of a conflict here as I really like the lovely balance and the bracing dignity of the wine but wish there was a bit more buffering fruit. Drink em if you got em.
Four and a half glasses
Toller Beychevelle. 2010 war ein gutes Jahr und das schmeckt man auch: sehr fein, präsente Frucht, leichtes Holz, noch etwas zu herbe Tannine, wird aber noch abgebaut
Wahnsinn!! Typisch, kräftig, schon jetzt sehr runde und feine Tannine, wird nur noch besser. Allerdings sehr teuer.
Three and a half glasses
Disappointing. Smoke and black currant nose Spicy wine with a touch of tobacco, but not much fruit (YET?) and a bit sour. A so-so finish. I am so far from other notes about this wine that I wonder if I had a bad bottle.
tient la route, concentré, équilibré, fruit noir, nez chaleureux, racé
External Reviews for Beychevelle
Delicate and pretty with blueberry and mineral character. Medium body fine tannins fresh finish. Well-crafted for the vintage. James Suckling.
47% cabernet sauvignon 47% merlot 4% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. The 250 hectare estate is planted in deep gravel with an average vine age of 25 years. Aged 18 months in 50% new oak. Notes of blackberry and Santa Rosa plum dominate the nose which also shows aromas of eucalyptus clove mocha and vanilla. Medium-bodied on the palate the tannins are broad and mouth-filling. There is a high level of acidity present but also enough fruit to balance it and allow for a long lingering finish. Give it 5-8 years to come together and enjoy through 2030. Tasted twice. Alex Shaw.
47% cabernet sauvignon, 47% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, and 2% petit verdot. The 250 hectare estate is planted in deep gravel with an average vine age of 25 years. Aged 18 months in 50% new oak. Notes of blackberry and Santa Rosa plum dominate the nos... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Beychevelle 3000ml
Dark color of good intensity. Fruity and fresh nose of average aromatic intensity. Rounded and fruity on the palate the wine appears pleasant and of medium body. Fine tannins. Medium length. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
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. Jeff Leve.
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