2015 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1359869 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Structured and dense, this is a dry, firm wine. Its superstructure of tannins doesn’t mark the ripe black-currant fruit that is developing. From one of the top vineyards in Haut-Médoc, this wine is likely to age well with its structure and fruit in place. Drink from 2024. *Editors' Choice* (RV)  (4/2018)

92 points James Suckling

 Seriously savory and texturally complex this is a powerful wine that’s also very fresh. I love the long, crisp finish. If this had a little bit more concentration it would be sensational. Drink or hold.  (2/2018)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

 One of the standouts in my Cru Bourgeois tasting was the 2015 Château Beaumont. This charming, plump, medium-bodied beauty has real class as well as traditional notes of ripe cherries, flowers, tobacco leaf and underbrush. With moderate tannin and an already approachable style, enjoy it over the coming decade or so. It’s well worth seeking out.  (11/2017)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Beaumont has a more exotic bouquet than its peers with red cherries, wild strawberry and pressed flowers. It gains more and more refinement as it aerates. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured opening, the tannin enrobed with clean and pure blackberry and raspberry fruit, leading to a dense finish that just needs to attain more detail. Good potential. (NM)  (10/2017)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/14/2018 | Send Email
This insane bargain is always delicious but the 2015 may be their best in a decade or so. This has impressive amounts of ripe, dark fruit and underlying structure in an elegant and savory package. The combination of fruit, finesse and balance is truly amazing at this price point.

Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/13/2018 | Send Email
First off, you should buy this wine on the price alone; it’s a ridiculously good value. The nose is full of ripe cassis, full and inviting. On the palate the wine shows real depth, lots of supple texture with a tannic frame that supports the ripeness. The finish shows a bit of grip that balances out the wine’s richness. This wine is worth at least half again as much as we’re selling it for.
Drink from 2018 to 2025

Staff Image By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/12/2018 | Send Email
2015 is not short on great wines from Bordeaux. But in the sub $15 range there seem to be two types of wine. One style is sweet and juicy, but lacking in structure and substance. The other style is 2015 Beaumont! It has the cassis, blackberry and other dark fruits you'd expect from the vintage, but it's structure is splendid. It's the type of inexpensive wine that is utterly perfect to follow through the years. It's so reasonably priced you can put away a case or two and drink a couple of bottles a year for the next dozen. It's the most enjoyable way to "study" how a wine ages and this is the perfect candidate.

Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/12/2018 | Send Email
Always a generous and fruit forward bottling, very popular with our customers, Beaumont continues to deliver the goods in the highly regarded 2015 vintage. Scruffy dark cherry fruits show a level of richness and extraction that is perhaps punching above its weight class at this price point.

Staff Image By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/12/2018 | Send Email
This wine is deep and flavorful, showing simultaneous structure and suppleness. Juicy purple fruits shine, thanks to the larger addition of Merlot, but the Cab Sauv come through too, lending fine tannin and spice. This is definitely one you can hold on to, but at this price I think it's better to stock up and drink some now with the way it's showing. One of my current favorite under-$20 Bordeauxs.
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Varietal:

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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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Bordeaux