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