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Beychevelle 2004

RegionBordeaux
Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

Beychevelle is on the rebound as evidenced by what they have accomplished over recent years. A good example of this chateau, the elegant, finesse-styled 2004 exhibits black cherry and cassis fruit interwoven with loamy soil, dried herb, and spicy oak notes. Medium-bodied, elegant, finely tuned, and finesse-styled, it is not short on flavor or depth. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.

89
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007

Pretty plum and light earth aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Delicate

85/88
James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 05), April 2005

Rather light. Simple sweetness and some green notes on the nose - not at all as deep and impressive as some other St Juliens although there is an attractive freshness. Far from the most ambitious wine - a bit weak - but nicely balanced and easy. Should mature relatively fast. Quite appetising tannins. I went back and added half a point to this wine as it will provide attractive drinking even if it's not very serious. Drink 2011-17

16.5
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005
91+
Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2008

The 2004 Beychevelle offers a dense ruby/purple color followed by notes of smoke, licorice, black currants, minerals, and a hint of flowers. It is medium-bodied and elegant, but also impressively concentrated and long. This wine should drink well for 12-15 years.

88/90
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006
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