Château Beaumont has been a firm member favourite Bordeaux for many years now, and for the very good reason that it makes reliably delicious, satisfying and charming wines that never fail to please.
It is a large Médoc estate of some 113 hectares near Cussac-Fort Médoc, close to the Gironde estuary, with a delightful Renaissance Mansard-style château of the 1850s at its heart. The property has been through many hands in its 300-year history of winemaking, and since 1986 has been owned by the Grandes Millésimes de France, an umbrella company that also owns the noted Saint-Julien cru classé châteaux Beychevelle and Lagrange.
The size of the estate offers great economies of scale and the wines are always competitively priced and excellent value for money for the quality in the bottle. Despite its size, for nearly 20 years the estate has been farmed sustainably and is recognised as such by the certifying Terre Vitis organisation.
The carefully tended vineyards are planted to 53 % cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot, and the remainder petit verdot and cabernet franc, on gravel-rich soils which drain beautifully. Winemaking, under the watchful eye of Anthony Yaigre and much sought-after consultant Éric Boissenot, is traditional with the wine maturing in oak barrels, a third new every year, for 12 to 14 months.
Is it any wonder that, when we were looking for someone to make our Exhibition Haut-Médoc, we immediately turned to Château Beaumont?
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