Beychevelle 2009 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96 JS / 94 WA / 93 RP
96 Points James Suckling: A subtle, refined 2009 with complex aromas and flavors of currants, smoke, minerals 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.
94 Points Wine Advocate: Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Beychevelle 2009 has a beautiful bouquet with vibrant blackberry, wild hedgerow and minerals with a touch of sea-salt. The palate is medium-bodied with strict tannins, a little compact at the moment but full of freshness. Crisp and lively, I feel the Beychevelle 2009 will close down for a few years before reopening. Certainly this continues a splendid run of form under Philippe Blanc. Tasted October 2011. - Neal Martin
93 Points Robert Parker: The finest Beychevelle since the 2003 and probably since the 1982, Beychevelles 2009 is opaque purple in color, with a beautiful, floral nose intermixed with black currant fruit, licorice, cedar wood and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied yet still elegant and pure, this wine has velvety tannins, a broad, savory mouthfeel, and a very long finish. There is plenty of tannin behind the extravagant fruit, glycerin and texture of this wine, but it is largely concealed. This wine could actually turn out to be even better than my relatively conservative tasting note. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2042.