Availability: 4 weeks
Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 1.5l
Critics Score: 92
Publication: Neal Martin, Vinous
Drinking Dates: 2020-2045
The 2008 Beychevelle has a lifted, graphite and tertiary scented bouquet, gaining intensity with aeration, a subtle mulch-like aroma tucked beneath the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, blackberry and bilberry fruit laced with cedar. It feels quite solid towards the back end with an insistent grip. As such, it is not a refined Beychevelle, but it is structured and a candidate for long-term ageing.