Château Beychevelle is well known for producing wines that are generous, deep and well-balanced with a silky texture. The iconic label comes from its ownership by the Duc d’Eperon who was the Admiral of France in the 16th century.
Intense and deep on the nose with aromas of black berries and roasted coffee. Good acidity and smooth texture, complexity and great length.
Deeply coloured, highly perfumed and sweetly oaked, this is one of the best young Beychevelles I've tasted. It's a gentle, fragrant wine with supple tannins and sweet liquorice and blackcurrant flavours. Crucially, the wine has no hard edges or over-extracted tannins. The Chinese may buy up most of it and who can blame them? 10+ years.- 94 pts Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com