Tasting Notes Beychevelle 2002
Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. This Beychevelle lacks a little vigour on the nose although it is imbued with a sense of clarity with notes of blackberry leaf, graphite, hot bricks/gravel and wild hedgerow. Medium-bodied, rustic tannins, irony, bitter cherry, redcurrant and strawberry with a focused, edgy, straight-laced finish. Tasted October 2009.
A plum/garnet evolved color leads to a relatively superficial, fruity wine with medium body, pleasant flavors, but no real persistence, depth, or complexity. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Beychevelle remains the most conspicuous under-achiever in the otherwise brilliant appellation of St.-Julien.