1982 Beychevelle, St-Julien

SKU #950062 94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Fully mature, the 1982 Beychevelle is drinking beautifully today, exhibiting sweet aromas of plums, minty cassis, licorice and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with an ample core of fruit, melted tannins and an expansive finish, it's a gourmand, demonstrative wine that can likely continue to hold at this level for some time to come in a cold cellar. (WK) Inner quote mark (12/2022)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark I had not crossed paths with a bottle of the 1982 Château Beychevelle since I wrote my feature on this fine estate back in the spring of 2011. The wine remains quite youthful for the vintage, offering up a deep and sappy nose of black cherries, cassis, a touch of bell pepper, cigar wrapper, a lovely base of gravelly soil tones and a fine dollop of spice in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and very refined in profile, with melting tannins, a sappy core and excellent length and grip on the just blossoming finish. This is quite tasty today with some time in decanter, but it is still climbing and in a perfect world, bottles would still be left alone in the cellar for another five years. (JG) 93+ Inner quote mark (1/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Mid ruby and fresh-looking. This would have been made with huge yields. Sweet and grassy – almost like old-fashioned Graves on the nose. Very neat and sweet. Glossy and polished. Not very concentrated but beautifully balanced. Sinewy. Very clean finish. Dry, dusty finish developed in the glass. 17.5/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (5/2015)

K&L Notes

94 points Robert Parker for Wine Advocate: "Beautifully sweet, slightly herbaceous black currant, licorice, and earthy notes emerge from this nearly opaque, dark ruby/purple-tinged 1982. Compared to the more elegant, feminine-styled wine often produced here, it is a beast. Dense, thick, rich, concentrated, and impressive, it can be drunk now and over the next two decades." (06/2009)


Price: $299.99

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