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.
Beychevelle has been a hit-or-miss estate for nearly three decades, but it appears to be achieving more consistency and quality over recent vintages. The deep plum/ruby-tinged 2006 possesses charcoal, black cherry, cedar, and spice characteristics, sweet fruit, medium body, an elegant, but substantial style, and impressive concentration, texture, and length. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2028.- 91 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate