2009 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

SKU #1090130 88-90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Lots of spiced wood, with sweet blackberry fruits. The wine is initially soft, but the tannins do kick in. The fruit finally has vivid freshness.  (8/2010)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Wood spice, roasted herbs and black currants are present in this solidly made, supple blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. (A member of the Association of Crus Bourgeois du Medoc.)  (2/2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Inky ruby. Captivating aromas of strawberry, violet, graphite and sexy new oak. Enters very smooth, offering a beautifully tactile mouth feel and flavors of very ripe plum and red cherry complicated by sandalwood and cinnamon. An in-your-face yet serious style of wine that will be perfect for short-term drinking. The long finish is a bit warm and saline.  (6/2010)

Wine Spectator

 This focused red shows a thread of savory herb holding together the red currant, plum and pomegranate flavors. A nice stony edge marks the finish. Drink now through 2013. (Web-2012)

K&L Notes

*V Spicy nose and sexy entry. Lovely middle. Good richness and length. Ralph: Elegant, fresh and honest.

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By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/30/2013 | Send Email
We have imported this wonderful Cru Bourgeois for well over twenty years. Deeply colored, this lovely, opulent wine shows tons of cassis to mocha aromas, with a broad, well integrated, viscous mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish. Rusty has informed me that this near-term Gem will be our house red for the next three to six years. For those of you who are hung up on points from the wine gods, The Wine Enthusiasts gave this puppy 89 to 90 points.14.0% ABV
Drink from 2018 to 2025

By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2012 | Send Email
A perennial favorite. I expected darker fruit, but there is lovely bright red cherry, red currants and a background of spice. The tart red fruits dominate, but some nice roasted herbs, wood spice and a saline minerality are in the background and show through on the long finish. Refreshingly bright and fresh.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

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