2008 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 96
  • NM 92
  • CG 91
  • WE 91
  • WS 90
  • ST 90

Reviews for 2008 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
A subtle, refined 2009 with complex aromas and flavors of currant, smoke, mineral and lead pencil. Full body with ultra-refined tannins and a long, long finish. An integrated, beautiful Beychevelle. Hard not to drink now... A subtle, refined 2009 with complex aromas and flavors of currant, smoke, mineral and lead pencil. Full body with ultra-refined tannins and a long, long finish. An integrated, beautiful Beychevelle. Hard not to drink now but will be much better in 2017: a wine for long-term aging.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Beychevelle 2008 appears to be improving in bottle even at this early juncture. Sure there remains some oak to be subsumed on the nose but it does not overwhelm its... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Beychevelle 2008 appears to be improving in bottle even at this early juncture. Sure there remains some oak to be subsumed on the nose but it does not overwhelm its attractive aromas of crisp blackberry cassis and a touch of graphite. It is more Pauillac in style than Saint Julien. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grippy tannins. There is impressive precision and mineralité on the finish. This is an excellent Saint Julien. Tasted January 2012.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, March 2011
We could see that some might complain that this tasty morsel is perhaps a little too forward and easy to taste given its tender years. While a bit simple and juicy on very first glance the wine shows a little more range... We could see that some might complain that this tasty morsel is perhaps a little too forward and easy to taste given its tender years. While a bit simple and juicy on very first glance the wine shows a little more range and proves to be a little more layered as it sits and it exhibits the kind of structure and balance to say that it is more than a pretty face. It does not beg for a decade or more in the cellar but good Bordeaux does not need to be tough and austere to be good.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
A big, spicy wine, packed with new wood as well as ripe, soft fruit. It's smooth, polished and balanced. Fine tannins add to the structure.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This has a slightly brawny edge but feels like it's filling out quickly with lush dark fig sauce black licorice snap and graphite notes taking on more depth as it airs in the glass. Extra black tea and anise hints flash... This has a slightly brawny edge but feels like it's filling out quickly with lush dark fig sauce black licorice snap and graphite notes taking on more depth as it airs in the glass. Extra black tea and anise hints flash on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 20833 cases made. -JM
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of redcurrant, licorice, chocolate, flowers and baking spices. Classic taut claret, showing insidious intensity without weight. Juicy, nicely delineated flavors of redcurrant, black cherry... Red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of redcurrant, licorice, chocolate, flowers and baking spices. Classic taut claret, showing insidious intensity without weight. Juicy, nicely delineated flavors of redcurrant, black cherry, pepper and herbs. Finishes vibrant and persistent, with ripe, dusty tannins and a lingering note of redcurrant.
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, February 2011
48% cabernet sauvignon 47% merlot 5% Cabernet Franc. The soil is deep Garonne gravel and the average age of the vines is 25 years. The nose displays blackberry and plum with notes of earth and oak. Showing good fruit on... 48% cabernet sauvignon 47% merlot 5% Cabernet Franc. The soil is deep Garonne gravel and the average age of the vines is 25 years. The nose displays blackberry and plum with notes of earth and oak. Showing good fruit on the palate even in its youth the tannins still remain tight leaving the earth and oak a bit disconnected. For better balance and drinkability come back to this in 6-8 years.