Since 2010 Beychevelle is way out-batting it’s lowly ranking as 4th Growth. This is now well with 2nd growth quality level finally delivering potential of it’s position next to Ducru Beaucaillou.
Textbook, high class St Julien with black fruit, extremely fine grain tannins and great crispy acidity in the back. Power and elegance combined. Very refined and more intellectual than hedonistic, very memorable. I will keep some of this for myself. An easy 18.
Rich, layered red with lots of ripe fruit and creamy, round tannins. Yet, it’s fresh and refined at the same time. Flavorful finish. Ripe and solid. Equal to the 2018 in quality. 93/94 - James Suckling, June 2020.
A confident and well expressed Beychevelle, this is bristling with blackberry and cassis fruits, creamy through the mid palate as so many of the best wines are in this vintage. It's broad shouldered which takes it a little out of appellation signature, but the glamour is well balanced by a lovely crushed mint leaf finish. Harvest September 23 to October 10, 55% of production in this main estate wine, 45% in the 2nd wine. 60% new oak. 3% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. Drinking Window 2028 - 2044 - 94 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020.