Chateau Beaumont is known to make one of the most elegant and delicate Haut-Mèdocs. 2018 was one of the best vintages of Chateau Beaumont. The is balanced, with cool blue fruit and good weight, dark cherries and mulberries, and also a touch of balsamic and coffee.
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 2018 has beautiful black fruit and wonderfully rendered tannins, and impressive length. Surely one of the best ever wines from here.
We feel that internationally acclaimed critic Jane Anson describe the 2018 perfectly: 'Firm, deep and well extracted, this is a rich purple colour with sweet blackberry fruits on the nose along with some gentle spicing. It's an elegant and extremely classic Médoc wine. The tannins are already smooth and starting to integrate with the fruits. The quality bodes well for the medium-priced wines in this vintage. One of the value picks of the Médoc.
Grilled meats, stews, BBQ and gamey dishes are perfect pairings.
91/100 Jane Anson
90/100 Wine Advocate