Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1986

  • WS: 93

    Wine Spectator Score

    93

    Close
  • RP: 92

    Robert Parker Score

    92

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Fine Wines International
San Francisco, CA (2,700 mi)
USD 109.00
750ml
Buy Now
Aabalat
Petaluma, CA (2,700 mi)
USD 166.95
750ml
Buy Now
See 4 more prices »

One of my favorites. Which I probably buy more than the others - less expensive years - because it is more accessible. And I tend to see it more i... Read more

While quite outstanding and deserving to be in any conscientiously stocked wine cellar, the 1986 Beychevelle does not quite have the extraordinary ... Read more

4.00? Really? Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

Add your review
Snooth User: jaws1970
9220786
5.00 5
10/12/2008

One of my favorites. Which I probably buy more than the others - less expensive years - because it is more accessible. And I tend to see it more in DC than some of the other Bordeaux (outnumbered in popularity by California & Oregon here)- which are very expensive and look like they've been kept in a open box in the bright sun for a couple of years.


Snooth User: Robert Parker
6445403
4.00 5
07/16/2007

While quite outstanding and deserving to be in any conscientiously stocked wine cellar, the 1986 Beychevelle does not quite have the extraordinary concentration and potential for longevity that I had thought it would. Nevertheless, this is still one of the best Beychevelles in the last 30 years. With its black/ruby color and huge bouquet of roasted fruit, this full-bodied, concentrated, rich wine should not be drunk before the mid-1990s.


Snooth User: margiru
4293924
5.00 5
03/18/2010

4.00? Really?


External Reviews for Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
10/16/2009

Remarkably complex with rich, concentrated, tannic currant, spice and anise flavors, wrapped in smoky, cedary oak that gets tastier with every sip. It's best to wait until this one can fully develop, in 1997 or '98. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Beychevelle 750ml


External Review
11/14/2013

While quite outstanding and deserving to be in any conscientiously stocked wine cellar the 1986 Beychevelle does not quite have the extraordinary concentration and potential for longevity that I had thought it would. Nevertheless this is still one of the best Beychevelles in the last 30 years. With its black/ruby color and huge bouquet of roasted fruit this full-bodied concentrated rich wine should not be drunk before the mid-1990s. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
09/13/2011

While quite outstanding and deserving to be in any conscientiously stocked wine cellar, the 1986 Beychevelle does not quite have the extraordinary concentration and potential for longevity that I had thought it would. Nevertheless, this is still one ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Beychevelle 750ml


Ratings & Tags for Château Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

rated this wine
5.00 5
11/13/2007

rated this wine
5.00 5
01/23/2008

152680 Snooth User: jpb1228
rated this wine
5.00 5
05/28/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 1986 vintage has produced an absolutely classic example of Château Beychevelle, but this wine is still many years from its apogee. The deep, pure and refined nose soars from the glass in a blaze of sweet cassis, dark berries, cigar smoke, a complex base of soil, a touch of pepperiness, coffee and a deft framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very pure, with a great signature of soil, a sappy core of fruit, tangy acids and plenty of firm, ripe tannins perking up the very long, focused finish. The balance here is absolutely exceptional, but this wine will need the lion's share of another decade in the cellar to really start to blossom and deliver all of its charms. A great, young vintage of Beychevelle. 2020-2100. (May/Jun 2011)

94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 1986 vintage has produced an absolutely classic example of Château Beychevelle, but this wine is still many years from its apogee. The deep, pure and refined nose soars from the glass in a blaze of sweet cassis, dark berries, cigar smoke, a complex base of soil, a touch of pepperiness, coffee and a deft framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very pure, with a great signature of soil, a sappy core of fruit, tangy acids and plenty of firm, ripe tannins perking up the very long, focused finish. The balance here is absolutely exceptional, but this wine will need the lion's share of another decade in the cellar to really start to blossom and deliver all of its charms. A great, young vintage of Beychevelle. 2020-2100. (May/Jun 2011)

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network