Tasting Notes Beychevelle 1999
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This has an interesting nose with blackberry, espresso, a touch of coca and sandalwood. It does lack just a little fruit intensity. The palate is medium-bodied, just a little green on the entry but good acidity, firm tannins but then lacking complexity and finesse towards the finish. It is a little uninspiring. Go for the '49! Drink now-2015. Tasted June 2009.
This is a pleasant, medium-bodied 1999 displaying notes of herbs and damp earth in its austere, undernourished personality. Notions of strawberry, cherry, and currant fruit also emerge, but there is not a lot to get excited about in this uninspiring 1999. It will last for a decade.