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.
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- 89 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate