Château Beaumont 2020, Haut-Médoc 12 x 75cl

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A lovely ripe and stylish wine produced between the communes of Margaux and Saint-Julien
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Haut-Médoc
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2024 through to 2032
£104.00
 

Château Beaumont

This is a highly regarded Château under the same ownership as Château Beychevelle. Located on the left bank of the Gironde, between the communes of Margaux and Saint-Julien, Château Beaumont draws its finesse and its delicacy from the deep gravels of the best soils of the Haut-Médoc The vineyard of Beaumont was born in 1824 and thirty years later, the beautiful Renaissance mansard style castle, still occupied today, was built. After seeing a succession of owners, Château Beaumont was bought in 1986 by the GMF (Grands Millésimes de France) group, also owner of Château Beychevelle. With the aim of producing rich and crowd pleasing wine, they have hired consultant Eric Boissenot, a renown oenologist in Bordeaux who is involved in many estates including Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Lafite-Rothschild and Château Mouton-Rothschild. The 113 hectares domaine lie in a single block with an average of twenty years old vine. It is planted with 53 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Wines spend 12 to 14 months in oak barrels, one-third of them renewed each year.

Tasting Notes

This is a highly regarded Château under the same ownership as Château Beychevelle. A yield of 40hl/ha, 2020 Beaumont has a lovely vibrant fresh fruit bouquet and a palate laden with crunchy black fruits, a super minerality and balancing freshness. The tannins are perfectly in check, supporting the structure well. A lovely claret.

Vinification

Yields of 40hl/ha, aged in 35% new barrels, 50% 1 year old and 15% 2 year old.