Chateau Beychevelle 1996
€ 108,90 (in Vat)
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
Beychevelle's 1996 reveals an evolved, dark plum color. The nose offers toasty new oak in an open, charming style with berry fruit intermixed with spice. It is an uninspiring example, particularly for such a top-notch terroir, but the wine is medium-bodied and cleanly made, with moderate longevity.
Winespectator / James Suckling (87)
Shows wet earth, tobacco and fruit character on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a dark-chocolate aftertaste. A bit more fruit concentration in the center-palate would be nice.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.