2015 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Beaumont has a more floral bouquet compared to other Haut-Médoc barrel samples: well-defined with subtle cold granite scents percolating through the red berry fruit. The palate is fresh and crisp with fine tannin, plus there is satisfying depth of fruit. It is your classic Bordeaux here, the kind of bottle you happily find on your dinner table and is finished down to the last drop. This is a well-made, straight down the line Claret that is probably overlooked these days. I would buy a couple of cases and just enjoy them with Claret-lovers over the next decade. (NM)
Barrel Sample. Black currant flavors balance tight acidity and a firm texture in this wine. The palate also brings a touch of spice, prune and black plum flavors. The aftertaste is juicy and with plenty of acidity. (RV)
A firm and silky red with chocolate, berry and chewy aromas and flavors. Medium body. Straightforward finish.
A dark, brooding wine, the 2015 Beaumont is full of character and personality. Tobacco, scorched earth, black cherry and licorice are some of the signatures in a hearty, pleasantly rustic Haut-Médoc that will deliver excellent drinking, especially at the dinner table. (AG)