Drink: 2016 – 2028
Price: $144.27 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
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.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 88
Deep ruby-violet. Explosive, pure blackberry, boysenberry and black cherry scents show no musty or green notes–something that is not altogether rare in many less-successful 2013 Bordeaux. Broad, deep and velvety for the year, with seamless dark berry and graphite flavors given gentle support by soft, ripe tannins. The persistent finish features smooth tannins and a lingering echo of boysenberry. A fairly sexy rather than refined Beychevelle.
– Ian D’Agata, Vinous.com, Score: 87-90
Aromas of currant and orange peel follow through to a medium to full bodied red, solid core of fruit and a light cassis rose petal aftertaste. Firm and silky. Drink now.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 92
Rather flattering in feel, with velvety crushed plum and raspberry fruit that drapes nicely while hints of anise and graphite fill in on the toasty finish. A little shy on grip, but the delicious fruit cannot be denied. Drink now through 2018. 10,833 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 89