2012 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1192008 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (4/2013)

90 points James Suckling

 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.  (2/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Ripe dark-fruit aroma with just a slight leafy lift. Lovely freshness and gentle harmony. No shouting but everything in place. Juicy fresh finish.  (10/2014)

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)  (4/2015)

Wine Spectator

 The gentle, easygoing cherry and plum pie notes lead to a flash of vanilla on the finish. (JM, Web—2013)

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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/7/2015 | Send Email
A wonderful popular Bordeaux that is enjoyable now. This is a medium bodied wine that has cassis fruit notes that are balanced and expressive. The 2012 Beaumont will go well with red meats and hearty meals.

By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2015 | Send Email
Wow! After an hour in a decanter this baby sings! Dark cherry, red currant, cedar and a touch of green bell pepper show up and dance into a long, elegant finish. In my opinion, this is the best sub-$20 Left-Bank offering in the store right now. Drink now through 2021.
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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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