Tasting Notes Beychevelle 2004
A very similar note to last time with that Cabernet driven nose with the graphite a little more pronounced, but ditto that slight green edge. The palate is medium-bodied, harmonious with fine tannins, a little gritty towards the finish that just lacks a little length. A wine that chooses to play it safe. I guess the palate is just a little underwhelming after that lovely nose Drink 2010-2020. Tasted November 2008.
Beychevelle is on the rebound as evidenced by what they have accomplished over recent years. A good example of this chateau, the elegant, finesse-styled 2004 exhibits black cherry and cassis fruit interwoven with loamy soil, dried herb, and spicy oak notes. Medium-bodied, elegant, finely tuned, and finesse-styled, it is not short on flavor or depth. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.