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Chateau Beaumont 2014, CB

Deep ruby colour tight rim. The first nose recalling traits of MArgauxs is generous, fruity(blackberry and raspberry) and somewhat morish than most Haut Medoc CBs. The second nose is ripe, fresh and forward mixed fruit(primarily black) with prunes, wood spices, and tones of leather, coffee and toffee. The palate is blackcurranty, prune-like with structure with firm tannins and smoky. Bodied by CB Standard(higher alcohol, acidities, tannins, fruit); raised juice and lively acidity. The attack is silky on the palate with a tannic structure in balance. Years in bottle harmonized and has equipped it with supple tannins with density kept intact. The lightly oaky aromas are elegant and contribute to the medium aromatic finish.

A solid and straightforward CB which is opening well now. A blend of 47 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot, so quite some complexity from early design. We have tasted quite some vintages from this Chateau Beaumont and find that this little wine is made in a way that patience is required when you are drinking it. Regardless of vintage, it always starts with a conservative bouquet, a little backward and unfriendly compared to its peers, with undergrowth aromas coming through with aeration. The high Cabernet content is another explanation for the 'grumpiness'.

Well commented, such as:

WE92. The vineyard is in the heart of the Haut-Médoc, midway between Margaux and Saint-Julien. The wine is solid, dark and with plenty of firm tannins. At the same time, it has concentrated black fruits and a fine blend between black-currant acidity and ripe jammy fruitiness. Drink from 2020.


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