CHATEAU BEAUMONT Haut-Medoc, CruBourgeois 2020 Wooden Case x 6 Magnums - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Haut-Médoc | 150cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
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.
JAMES SUCKLING 92-93 points
"A linear and polished young red with compact, silky tannins that are polished and beautiful. Lots of blackberry, blackcurrant, mushroom and spice character. Very solid wine from here."
JANCIS ROBINSON 15.5 points
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot.
"Dark purplish crimson with black core. Fragrant with cassis and a touch of cassis leaf and just a hint of the sweeter black-plum fruit. Fine, almost gentle tannins for a wine so young, dry but without much friction, almost chalky. A little bit flat on the palate with a charry darkness and less fruit than in the aroma. Could turn into something more elegant but at the moment it is rather slight."
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Delivery - Autumn 2023
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Storage - Free of Charge until 30th April 2024
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