Château Beaumont has been a favourite of the claret-drinking set in London for decades, with its full-bodied and well-balanced reds. In 1986 the château was acquired by the current owners, who also preside over St Julien’s Beychevelle. The vineyards are planted on deep gravelly soils in the Haut-Médoc between Margaux and St Julien, imparting power, structure and elegance to a wine which in this offer is under £9 a bottle.
Neal Martin put it best last year when he wrote “now, this is a bloody great Beaumont”, and we expect that as usual this vintage will sell out quickly, in all format sizes, just as quickly as it did last year!
A fresh potpourri of raspberry, bilberry and boysenberry with a touch of iodine and hoisin giving this Beaumont a slightly oriental feel on the nose, with touches of terracotta, too. On the palate a generous helping of ripe, crushed briar fruit, fig and clove, with flecks of iron filling place it in the Medoc. The tannins are impressively ripe and well-integrated making for a finish that manages to deliver power and poise, as well as lingering spice. This is a Beaumont that should deliver well in youth as well as after a deep slumber. Superb for the price.
Château Beaumont 2020
£104 per 12x75cl | £110 per 6x150cl
Large formats from double magnums to imperials
All prices are in bond