Today Beaumont belongs to Grands Millésimes de France, which also owns the Grand Cru Classé Chateau Beychevelle. The noblesse of the wine is also reflected in the castle, which is well worth seeing and was built in 1854 in the Renaissance mansard style.
The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine power, spiciness and structure, the Merlot velvety fullness, the Petit Verdot dark fruit and bite. For years, Château Beaumont has practiced sustainable viticulture in accordance with the guidelines of the Terra Vitis association.
The 2019 vintage is almost identical in the composition of the vines to that planted in the vineyard, it only has 2% Petit Verdot for 45% Merlot. The vintage resulted in a well-balanced wine with substance and depth, which has the typical round Beaumont charm. A very delicate Haut-Médoc that can be drunk young due to its softness, but of course could also age easily for 15 years if you let it, because the delicacy that is present at the moment is difficult to resist.
This estate has produced a fine, elegant wine. Black fruits and a hint of chocolate do not detract from the firm structure that is a fine passport for the future. The 2019 Beaumont takes its time to reveal subtle notes of baked plums, blackcurrant pastilles and fruit cake with suggestions of damp soil, cardamom and fried herbs. The medium-bodied palate has a solid flavour of blackberries and fresh herbs with redcurrants.
Whilst enjoyable young, this wine has the capability of aging and improving over the next 15 years through to 2034
Grilled meats, stews, BBQ and gamey dishes are perfect pairings.
92/100 James Suckling
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
90/100 Robert Parker