Beychevelle 2001

St Julien, Fourth Growth

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Tasting Notes

Very mature and quite treacly on the nose. Light and just slightly lean but good luncheon claret.

Score: 16

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2007-2015 28 March 2011

Tasted at the French Embassy in London. I have upheld the view that Beychevelle was a little out of sorts around the turn of the millennium. Here. It has a well-defined, harmonious nose with blackberry, cedar, mint and a touch of black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft entry, tart red cherries, wild strawberry and cedar, but it is marred by a rather bitter, severe finish that certainly lacks the precision that winemaker Philippe Blanc has engendered in more recent vintages. An obdurate but worthy/sturdy Beychevelle. Drink 2011-2024. Tasted November 2010.

Score: 89

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2011-2024 01 January 2011

Elegant notes of damp earth, underbrush, sweet cherries, and currants arise from the modest bouquet. While a distinctive soil character dominates the fruit, it offers good richness, medium body, and moderate tannin in an elegant, stylish format. It is good to see this well-known property produce an excellent wine. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2013.

Score: 88

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2006-2013 30 June 2004

A stylish, restrained, light to medium-bodied effort, the 2001 possesses undeniable elegance, light to moderate tannin, and sweet red and black currant fruit notes intermixed with some loamy soil, cherry, licorice, and cedar

Score: 87 - 88

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2006-2015 01 April 2003

No tasting note given.

Score: 84 - 86

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 01 April 2002

Slightly earthy, but has some good blackberry character. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins; turns a bit veggie on the finish. Best after 2006. 21,665 cases made.

Score: 85

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2006+ 31 March 2004

Medium red. Raw currant, cedar, coconut and a lightly peppery herbaceousness on the nose. Juicy and moderately sweet, but offering only modest texture and concentration. In a softer style, and rather oaky today.

Score: 85 - 86

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 01 May 2003