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The Wine Society’s Generation Series Haut-Médoc 2019

4.333330000 star rating 24 Reviews
A silky smooth blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon and 45% merlot from the superb 2019 vintage, this is now drinking beautifully. With vibrant, refreshing cabernet fruit combining with plump, velvety merlot this is a harmoniously balanced left bank claret of impressive purity and length. A Sunday roast classic. For more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £14.95 Bottle
Price: £179.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: CM27731

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2030
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, diam

Generation Series Haut-Médoc 2019

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Château Beaumont is one of the largest properties in the Médoc, with a single parcel of vines measuring over 100 hectares surrounding the château. Thanks to years of unfailing loyalty from Wine Society members, we are today Beaumont’s biggest customer in the world.

Based in the village of Cussac, sandwiched between the communes of Margaux to the south and Saint-Julien to the north, the estate consistently produces benchmark left bank wines that offer an unbeatable quality-price ratio. For that reason, it made complete sense for us to work in tandem with Beaumont to come up with an interesting wine for our 150th Anniversary.

The wine is very much in keeping with the kinds of claret that we were shipping and offering to members in the first half century of our existence. From the exemplary 2019 vintage, we came up with this blend, 80% of which spent a year in French oak barrels (30% of which were new), with the balance aged in stainless steel vats. Don't be surprised that the wine was bottled at the winery with corks printed with 'Exhibition Haut-Médoc 2019', but rest assured that what's in the bottle is a unique blend for our anniversary.

Tim Sykes, Buyer for Bordeaux

Château Beaumont

This well-run estate at Cussac in the Haut-Médoc has deservedly been a favourite of Society members for several decades. It is owned by the same business group who own Châteaux Beychevelle and Lagrange – Socétié Grands Millésimes de France - who are doing a great job here. The winemaker is Anthony Yaigre.

One of the reasons that it provides such good value for the quality is that it is quite large at around 114 hectares which brings significant economies of scale. Soils are well-drained, deep and gravelly. The blend is typically 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot with small amounts of cabernet franc and petit verdot.

Since 2004, the vineyards have been managed sustainably, on the envronmentally friendly principles of the Terra Vitis organization. This has led to a dramatic reduction in the use of chemicals and allowed for complete traceabilty. At the winemaking stage, around one-third new oak is used in each vintage with the wine matured in barrels for up to 14 months. The result is well-balanced, civilised claret with supple tannins and cassis-fruit. With its classical-styling and great value, it ticks all the boxes for perfect Sunday-roast Claret. In great vintages these wines make particularly good buys.

The Society’s Exhibition Haut-Médoc is a stylish and savoury claret originating from the Beaumont stable and bottled under our own premium label.

The Times

Bottled for the society’s 150th anniversary, this bordeaux has lush blackcurrant and cedar.

Will Lyons

Decanter

A classic left bank claret with a shy but alluring nose that opens slowly to reveal finely carved black fruit with a lining of dried mint and thyme. The same herbs mingle in the mouth with plum and...
A classic left bank claret with a shy but alluring nose that opens slowly to reveal finely carved black fruit with a lining of dried mint and thyme. The same herbs mingle in the mouth with plum and blackcurrant, topped by a strong capsicum note. The tannins are firm but well presented, especially on the font palate. Measured spiciness adds depth and energy.
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