Château Beaumont, Haut Médoc, 2016

  Château Beaumont

This huge Medoc estate owned by the Suntory group keeps producing excellent, unpretentious wines. Anthony Yaigre does an incredible job here crafting characterful, juicy wines vintage after vintage. The 2016 is certainly one of their very best with plenty of density, lots of dark berry fruit, graphite and really refined tannins for a wine at this price point. A persistent Beaumont that will reward cellaring. Crafted from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Beaumont

The long history of Château Beaumont dates back to the late 18th Centruy. After passing through the illustrious hands of various Lieutenant Colonels, Senators, and an ambitious industrialist, it eventually came to Bernard Soulas in the eighties who completely redeveloped the vineyard and Château. In 1986, it was acquired by the current owners, Société Grands Millésimes de France, who also preside over St Julien's Beychevelle. The vineyards are planted on deep gravelly soils in the Haut-Médoc between Margaux and St Julien. Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines are characterised by their charm, silky texture and reliable, text-book Bordeaux flavours.

Appellation: Haut Médoc

The Haut Medoc is a sub region of the Medoc, which covers some 4,643 hectares and incorporates communes such as St Estephe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux. Given the size of this appellation, there are a variety of different terroirs including clay, chalk and gravel. Most famous estates within the Haut Medoc defer to their more specific appellations, however, there are five classified growths that belong to the generic Haut Medoc AOC, The most famous being La Lagune and Cantemerle. Jean Gautreau’s Sociando Mallet is another noteworthy Haut Medoc estate.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.