This is a lovely blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a dash of Petit Verdot giving additional body and depth to this wine (the variety was hailed by many top châteaux as a star of the vintage). It is deep crimson colour, and has an arresting aromas of fresh dark currants. The palate is bold and well-structured with depth of fruit and a smooth texture. Not forced at all, and with a fine, easy finish. Youthful, yes, but accessible already.
The Château Beaumont 2014 has a slightly pinched nose at first, but there are appreciable dense blackberry and raspberry aromas interwoven with cedary new oak that surface with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with good weight in the mouth. It is not a complex Haut-Médoc but it dishes out freshness and crisp acidity, flavoursome and savory black fruit fanning out nicely on the finish. "Good Claret" - as they say.
Dark crimson with a blackish tinge. Something unusual, almost animal, about this on the nose. Much more fruit than tannin. Very worked. Intriguing! Richer than most of its peers. Impressively persistent. Drink 2022-2034
A solid wine with tar, dark chocolate and berry character. Full and chewy. Impressive.
The 2014 Beaumont shows good textural depth and body, but comes across as a bit green and lacking in polish, with slightly angular contours that attentuate the fruit. Savory herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco notes add a bit of complexity, but the rough edges are impossible to escape.
Since 1986 when this property was purchased by two insurance companies, Château Beaumont has been producing some of the best value Cru Bourgeois available in Bordeaux.
The Haut-Médoc is an appellation within the Médoc that stretches along the left bank of the Gironde from Blanquefort in the south to the north of Bordeaux. The region encompasses the more famous communes of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux. Following the 1855 classification many of its most famous estates were classified and scored as first, second, third, fourth or fifth growths. This was based on their social and commercial positions at the time. Most of these classed growths use the village appellation name, such as Pauillac. However five of these classed growths fell outside a village appellation so take the name Haut-Médoc. Many of the vineyards which are classified as Haut-Médoc may actually also be referred to as Cru Bourgeois wines. These wines have lower permitted yields and so offer great value for money.