Chateau Beychevelle 2013
€ 107,69 (in Vat)
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Grape||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
The 2013 Beychevelle has a backward, tightly coiled bouquet, though there is more vigor here than the Branaire-Ducru with earthy blackberry and cedar scents. In fact, Philippe Blanc has created a quite Pauillac set of aromas. The palate is saline on the entry with assertive tannin: a tang of green bell pepper in the mouth but with a decent solid finish that shows good backbone. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle and you will have yourself a respectable, foursquare Beychevelle, if not a remarkable one.
Winespectator / James Suckling (89)
Presents a piercing feel to the plum pit and red currant fruit, with a hint of graphite lining the finish, set against a backdrop of warm stone notes.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 16/20 points.