- Château Beauregard
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2025 - 2045
- Case size
- En Primeur
Neal Martin, May 2021,
The 2020 Beauregard was picked from September 8 at 37hl/ha (winemaker Vincent Priou told me that having been organic for almost a decade, the vineyard is very stable in terms of yield). Matured in 45% new oak, it has a very pure and refined bouquet, one of the best that I have found on a Beauregard at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, a slightly grainy texture and a spicy undercurrent. Very cohesive and silky-smooth on the finish. This just might be the best Beauregard made to date. Bravo! Drink 2027 - 2045
Goedhuis, May 2021,
65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc Following considerable investment this fine estate continues its rise into the upper echelons of the Pomerol hierarchy with its outstanding 2020. Our first wine in a fine flight of Pomerols and it was attention seeking in every way! Joyously lacquered aromas Victoria plum, bilberry and autumnal fruits. The palate starts discreetly and builds with time, full of polished caressing tannins. This is so comfortable in its own skin, total harmonious and hugely gratifying. Fabulous.
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.
Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
Deep garnet in color, the wine quickly shows off its floral aromatics along with spice, licorice and black plums. Soft and silky, polished, fresh and elegant, the chocolate centric finish with all its ripe, dark red pit fruits tastes as good as it feels. Beauregard has really been upping their game the last couple of years. 92-94
Matthew Jukes, May 2021,
This is a lovely, juicy, surprisingly fruit-forward wine with a blackberry coulis and chocolate ganache feel about it. The fruit crowds the palate and then retreats rather too quickly, but at least it is clean and ripe and balanced. The oak is neat and tidy and the finish is medium-weight and refreshing.
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.