A strong effort in this mid-weight, charming vintage, this potential sleeper of the vintage exhibits deep black raspberry, black currant, and floral notes, a sweet entry on the palate, ripe tannin, low acidity, and a round, generous mouthfeel. It should drink well for a decade. Drink 2010-2020.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
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|Score: 87/90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008|
The 2007 Beychevelle has a more vigorous bouquet compared directly against the 2007 Talbot: dusky black fruit, sage and a hint of espresso. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, more mature than I was expecting with a soft but cohesive, meaty/dried blood finish that has a sense of rusticity, ferrous on the aftertaste. Drink now and over the next 10-12 years. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2017 - 2030
|Score: 89||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017|
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. A ripe nose of black cherries, liquorice and a touch of raisin. The palate is impressive - good fruit concentration with no signs of under-ripeness. Physiologically ripe tannins, good acidity and very good weight. Classic cedary fruit, firm structure, focused with dense toasty black fruit on the grippy finish. Excellent. Tasted April 2008.
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008|
A fruity red, with currants and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a light finish. Falls away quickly
|Score: 84/87||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008|
Serious, savoury nose. Real lift. A refreshing drink! Some light tannins are pretty chewy but not green. Not a big wine but a well balanced one. Drink 2012-17
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
Medium red-ruby. Plum, black cherry and smoke on the nose, with a hint of menthol. Supple, fruity and easygoing, with modest depth and a restrained sweetness to its dark cherry, chocolate and menthol flavors. In a rather elegant, savory style, finishing with dusty tannins and perfumed notes of spices and flowers. Blanc told me that he did a saignee and a bit of vacuum evaporation to raise the potential alcohol of the cabernet sauvignon from 11.5% to 12.5%. (An earlier, less impressive sample seemed a bit sullen in the middle palate and a tad dry on the back.)
|Score: 86/89||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008|
The nose is very firm, black fruits are in evidence but rather subdued. The richness of cassis and blueberry comes through on the palate, remarkably lush despite some firm tannins. There is concentrated power but also red fruit freshness that tends to lighten the finish. 2013-2020.
|Score: 86/90||Derek Smedley MW, April 2008|
Good deep colour, fragrant and floral fruit (peonies) on the nose, nicely extracted and shows the elegance of Saint-Julien, not great length nor fruit, but good wine. Drink 2012-17. 4 stars.
|Score: 16.5||Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com|