2015 Beauregard, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1261099 95 points James Suckling

 Impressive and deep-set plums, cherries and violets, not to mention licorice and lightly spicy oak-derived accents, meet with mocha on the nose. The palate has a really impressive core of fleshy, bright red-plum and blueberry flavors all wrapped in supple tannins that have freshness and effortless depth. Try from 2022.  (2/2018)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Beauregard has a lovely fragrant, earth-inspired nose with a core of black raspberries, warm mulberries and plum preserves plus touches of garrigue and violets. Medium-bodied, soft and beautifully elegant with amazing freshness and energy, it finishes long and minerally. (LPB)  (2/2018)

93 points Vinous

 The 2015 Beauregard has turned out better than I had originally expected. Today, I see a wine of notable textural richness and far better balance than en primeur. Most, if not all, of that can be attributed to the work the winemaking team did in tweaking the blend. Sumptuous and racy to the core, the 2015 is gorgeous today. The more floral/savory element of the Franc that was so evident during aging has softened considerably. This is an impressive debut for the first vintage under the management of the Cathiard family. Black cherry, chocolate, new leather and spice notes add to the wine's succulent, inviting personality. Tasted three times. (AG)  (2/2018)

92 points Jeb Dunnuck

 I tasted the 2015 Château Beauregard on two separate occasions and it’s a medium to full-bodied, elegant 2015 that has lots of Cabernet Franc showing in its pretty red and black fruits, spring flower, leafy herbs and toasty oak aromas and flavors. Possessing fine tannin, a terrific floral character, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish, give bottles a few years and enjoy through 2035. It’s worth noting that this estate was recently purchased by the Moulin family and the estate is seeing a complete renovation.  (11/2017)

88-91 points Wine Spectator

 Engaging, with a juicy core of plum and anise, backed by a bolt of fruitcake. Shows good energy overall. Should be a crowd-pleaser. (JM, Web Only-2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark lustrous crimson. Bought by Smith Haut Lafitte and Galeries Lafayette family. Debut vintage. Floral nose. Polished. Dry finish but lots of attention clearly went into this wine! There's an Edinburg rock quality. (JR)  (4/2016)

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