Tasting Notes Beychevelle 2006
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The nose is one of the few in this flight to show a touch of greenness that suffuses aromas of blackberry, raspberry leaf and mint. The palate is medium-bodied, firm tannins, nice grip, blackberry, cassis and graphite, leading to quite an austere finish that suggests much more ageing is required. Tasted January 2010.
A property that seems to be awakening, this St.-Julien leans toward more of a Margaux style. The attractive earthy, floral, red currant, and raspberry notes are impressively intense and complex in the aromatics. This dark ruby/purple-tinged wine displays elegance, finesse, and a beautiful mouthfeel in a restrained, moderately intense, but still classic style with sweet tannins. Tobacco, cedar, earth, and red and black fruits are prominent in both the aromas and the flavors. This wine can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.