2001 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/7/2017 | Send Email
Man is this wine in a great spot! There's still a lovely softness of fruit despite the wine's current status on the evolutionary trail towards more savory notes. If you're interested in trying perfectly aged Bordeaux that still has many of the more supple elements of a younger red wine, this is the perfect crossover bottle (and it won't cost you an arm and a leg). I had thought all the great 2001 deals were all snatched up, but Clyde found another stack of cases somehow someway!

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2017 | Send Email
Chateau Beaumont is located in the commune of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, just south of St-Julien-Beychevelle. It is one of the larger Haut-Médoc properties, consisting of 103 hectares of vineyards in a single block on gravel soils close to the Gironde River. These are planted 53% to Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% to Merlot, and 5% to Petit Verdot. This 2001 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc is typical of the vintage, aging a bit precociously with a very savory, sous bois character, but retaining all the lively acidity for which the vintage is also known. There is a lovely sweetness of fruit here, with notes of red currant and sour cherry. Altogether a classic claret at a very attractive price. Decant and enjoy!

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2017 | Send Email
This opens up with alluring aromas of cedar, sage and gently ripe cherry fruit. The middle is silky, elegant and mellow with hints of currants and mineral and a sweet, soft finish. Beautiful to drink today.

Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2017 | Send Email
This is the type of wine K&L is famous for: perfectly aged, affordable and delicious claret. This has rich, ripe red fruit, baking spice, some methol and other amaro herb flavors, smoke and gamey meat notes. After 15 years it’s so smooth and plush on the palate with balancing acid, I could sit and sip on it all night.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/28/2017 | Send Email
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We love this property and we found a small stash of this gem. Ready to enjoy right now. Elegant and soft on the palate. The 2001 Bordeaux wines are vastly underrated.
Drink from 2017 to 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.


- 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.