Tasting Notes Beychevelle 1995
Slight aging on rim. An open gamey nose and quite earthy. Balanced but a bit uninspiring for this vintage with soft tannins and rather loose on the finish. Has a degree of rustic charm. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Tasted November 1999.
This wine performed better from cask. Out of bottle, it displays a medium ruby color, and a distinctive nose of underbrush, damp earth, and loamy-tinged black currant fruit. Moderately tannic, with medium body and some angularity, this wine possesses good extract, but not much soul or character. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2012. This wine did not perform as well as I hoped. It has the potential to be one to two points better, but after tasting it several times, it appears to be a good but uninspiring effort.