2013 chateau beychevelle 4eme cru classe, saint-julien
Why We're Buying
Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien 4ème grand cru classé comes from the finest terroirs in the region. The graceful and nuanced red wine reveals its character with ten years of aging and can be kept in the cellar for several decades.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Beychevelle has a backward, tightly coiled bouquet, though there is more vigor here than the Branaire-Ducru with earthy blackberry and cedar scents. In fact, Philippe Blanc has created a quite Pauillac set of aromas. The palate is saline on the entry with assertive tannin; a tang of green bell pepper in the mouth but with a decent solid finish that shows good backbone. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle and you will have yourself a respectable, foursquare Beychevelle, if not a remarkable one.