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Old 11-10-2004, 05:41 AM
Tom S
 
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Default TN Ch Beychevelle 1975


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Beychevelle 75 probably is as good as it ever will be, but it might last
a few more years. The harshness typical of many 75's has rounded, and
the balance of acid and tannin now is under control. The color still is
rather deep with only a slight bit of age showing around the rim. Many
of the Beychevelles from the 70s were quite decent, but not among the
top wines of that era.


I still have fond memories of the 1974 Beychevelle, which at the time was
~$7US. I must have finished off at least a case, and very happily.

When the 1975 came out, I tried a bottle with great expectation that it
would be well worth the much higher price. It wasn't. In fact, I liked the
1974 better. :^(

Tom S



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"Cwdjrx _" wrote in message
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Beychevelle 75 probably is as good as it ever will be, but it might last
a few more years. The harshness typical of many 75's has rounded, and
the balance of acid and tannin now is under control. The color still is
rather deep with only a slight bit of age showing around the rim. Many
of the Beychevelles from the 70s were quite decent, but not among the
top wines of that era.


I still have fond memories of the 1974 Beychevelle, which at the time was
~$7US. I must have finished off at least a case, and very happily.

When the 1975 came out, I tried a bottle with great expectation that it
would be well worth the much higher price. It wasn't. In fact, I liked the
1974 better. :^(

Tom S


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Old 11-10-2004, 04:47 PM
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The 1975 Beychevelle was, like many 75s, pretty much untouchable in it's youth.


It can now be most agreeable - a bottle I opened last month was probably the
best I've had yet. I agree that it drinks well now, and there is no point in
holding as it won't get any better.


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