- Château Beauregard
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
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James Suckling, April 2021,
Very impressive purity of fruit with blackberry, black-olive, and earth character. Some black truffle, too. It’s full-bodied and very compact with firm, racy tannins. Goes on for a very long time. Could be better than the super 2016. From organically grown grapes. 70% merlot and 30% cabernet franc.
Located on the southern end of Pomerol's plateau, Château Beauregard is renowned for being one of the most beautiful estates in the region, created by a student of Victor Louis, the architect of the city of Bordeaux's Grand Théâtre. Beauregard has over 40 acres of vineyard land which is planted with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. For many years, the estate was owned by the Clauzel family which sold the property in 1991 to Crédit Foncier de France who has heavily invested in the vineyards and chai enabling the true quality of their fruit to shine through.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.