If the 78 Beychevelle is well stored I can't see it being over the hill. I haven't had in around 7 years, but recall it being very nice, classic, old school Bordeaux. Publications like Parker and Wine Spectator always err on drinking the wine on the young side for fear that some customers will think it's declining if held too long. I usually think that if they say the wine will drink best between 2020 - 2030 that it will usually just start to get going around 2030.
4/5/14 at 3:12pm