Despite the extreme heat of June, July and August, this beautiful wine's terroir shows through. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by sweet cassis and black currant aromas, broad, round, juicy fruit flavors, medium body, and hints of figs, spice box and cedar. This complete, juicy, fully mature, impressive wine can be consumed over the next 7-8 years. Drink 2014-2022
|Score: 92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014|
Given the performance of this somewhat mystifying but beautifully situated estate in St.-Julien, we might be seeing a resurrection in quality, or at least much more consistency. A beauty in an up-front, supple, sexy style is the generous and savory, dark ruby /plum-colored 2003 Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied with loads of fruit and glycerin, it is much more approachable than usual, but also generously proportioned and exceptionally well-balanced. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006|
Straightforward with plenty of sweet fruit and low acidity, this medium-bodied, relatively supple-textured Beychevelle exhibits a dark ruby/purple-tinged color and earthy, plump, corpulent flavors that lack some elegance but are deep, concentrated, and fleshy. This wine should drink well young and age nicely for 15 or more years.
|Score: 87/90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005|
A surprisingly strong effort from this irregular performer, the 2003 Beychevelle possesses a deep ruby/purple color in addition to an attractive bouquet of flowers, crushed stones, red and black currants, and a hint of raspberries. Well-delineated, elegant, attractive, and easy-going, with low acidity and a forward style, it will drink well upon release, and last for 12-15 years.
|Score: 88/90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (152), April 2004|
Aromas of toasted oak with chocolate, berry and meat follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a medium berry and vanilla aftertaste. Pretty wine. Needs some more bottle age. Best after 2008. 20,830 cases made.
|Score: 89||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006|
Lovely silky wine with currant, mineral and berry character. Delicious already.
|Score: 89/91||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 04), April 2004|
Meaty, explosive, creates a very strong impression! Very full and opulent and round. Much softer than, say, Ch Léoville Poyferré but should give great pleasure. Made for pleasure in fact.
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (April 04), April 2004|
2003 Beychevelle placed fifteenth overall, out of 100 wines tasted blind, at the 2003 Farr Vintners Blind Tasting held in October 2010. For more information, please visit www.farrvintners.com/blog.php
|Score: 16.4||Farr Vintners, Farr Vintners 2003 Blind Tasting, October 2010|
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2007|
|Score: 15.5+||Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine (1), April 2004|