2012 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc
This is a densely tannic wine with juiciness showing quite tardily through the tannins. The wine has a very dry, firm character with acidity that finishes on a bright, fresh note. (RV)
Some berry and currant character with hints of sandalwood follows through to a medium body, integrated tannins and a clean finish. This is well crafted for the vintage. Drink or hold.
Ripe dark-fruit aroma with just a slight leafy lift. Lovely freshness and gentle harmony. No shouting but everything in place. Juicy fresh finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot, this well-known and popular Médoc has attractive, soft black and red currant fruit, earth and spice. It is not terribly complex, but it is silky textured and best drunk over the next 4-5 years. (RP)
The gentle, easygoing cherry and plum pie notes lead to a flash of vanilla on the finish. (JM, Web—2013)