2016 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299087 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. This wine comes from an estate that is showing great improvement, the wine showing power and concentration. Brimming with delicious black fruits, it will age well and is likely to be ready after 2025. (RV)  (4/2017)

91-92 points James Suckling

 A juicy and pretty wine with berry and chocolate character, a medium body and a clean finish. Clearly better than the 2015.  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/21/2017 | Send Email
Tasted the first week of April. This has inviting aromas of flowers and oak that lead to a deep and sweet middle of crushed dark fruit. The richness is tempered by the long finish of fine tannin which lends a sense elegance to this fruity wine. This vintage of Beaumont is packed.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2017 | Send Email
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A no-brainer. Beaumont makes elegant, soft style wines and has for many years. This one is lovely and worthy of your cellar. A superb value with plenty of elegance and flair.
Drink from 2019 to 2030

Staff Image By: Jason Marwedel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2017 | Send Email
Beaumont seems to shine in every vintage, but I found the 2016 to be particularly exciting! Notes of dark fruit and fig cake lead to an enticing palate of soft pure fruit. This wine is medium bodied with fine supple tannins and a crisp finish. A standout in the value category - not to be missed.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/18/2017 | Send Email
From 113 hectares of vineyards on gravel soils in Cussac-Fort Médoc, just south of Saint Julien-Beychevelle, planted to 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. The 2016 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc displays an admirable ripeness of fruit, but one balanced by lively acidity and fine tannins. Very true to the vintage, very fresh, very precise. Ample proof that the quality in 2016 runs from top to bottom.

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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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