CHATEAU BEAUMONT Haut-Medoc, Cru Bourgeois 2021 Carton x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Haut-Médoc | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
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Chateau Beaumont, one of the largest estates in the Medoc, dates its formation all the way back to 1772, when the property was originally created.
However, vines were not planted at what we know of as Chateau Beaumont today, until 1824. In those formative years, the estate was only a fraction of the size it is today. Over the years, with new purchases and additional plantings, the vineyard continued expanding until it reached its current size. The chateau was designed and built in 1854.
Jumping ahead about 100 years, in the early 1980’s much of the vineyards were replanted before the estate was sold in 1986, Groupe GMF, along with their partner, Suntory, who was already quite experienced in owning vineyards as they already the owner of Chateau Beychevelle, in neighboring St. Julien.
Currently, the property is owned by the same partnership group that owns and manages Chateau Beychevelle, the Castel group and Suntory, which also co own Grands Millesimes de France.
The Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Beaumont is planted to 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The large vineyard is 114 hectares, making it one of the largest vineyards that is in one massive block of vines. The terroir is sand and gravel soils.
The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,666 vines per hectare. The vineyard is farmed using Terra Vitis and Integrated Farming techniques since 2004. The vineyard is mechanically harvested.
NEIL & JANE PINEL Rating 8.5 (10)
Black and red berries with soft spice. Medium-bodied and very well balanced. 12.6% alcohol.
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating (87 - 89)
Reviewed by William Kelley, Issue Date 29th Apr 2022, Source Issue 260 End of April 2022, The Wine Advocate
"Offering up aromas of sweet berries, spices and loamy soil, the 2021 Beaumont is medium-bodied, lively and nicely balanced, concluding with a discreetly minty finish. The blend is dominated by an unusually high 65% of Cabernet Sauvignon."