Château Beychevelle, Cru Classé Saint Julien 2014
"Real concentration, good spice, deep and rich, clear vitality. This is an excellent Château Beychevelle, with roundness and richness to the fruit without sacrificing its Medoc typicity. It opens beautifully, unpeeling through the glass to show cedar and smoked rosemary notes. It was a small crop at 38hl/ha, with the highest ever percentage of Merlot used in the blend due to difficult fruit set and a low yield for Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite this, you would be hard pressed not to enjoy this 2014. 5% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend."
Drink 2023-2040. 92 pts., Jane Anson, decanter.com