Dark ruby/garnet with some amber at the edge, the 1978 Beychevelle tastes close to maturity. A lovely bouquet of ripe berry fruit, oak, and spice is followed by a wine that is slightly sweet, soft, and savory, with some unresolved tannins. It remains a bit chunky, but is still satisfying and flavorful. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 1/89.
Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 - Jan 1998