Beauregard 2018

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill

This 17.5 hectare vineyard sits on the edge of the Pomerol plateau and quality has improved recently since the purchase of the estate by the owners of Galleries Lafayette and the Cathiard family of Smith Haut Lafitte. The vines average 35 years and the 2018 blend is 70% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Deep ruby in colour with creamy cherry fruit and a touch of blackcurrant leaf on the nose. The palate is clean, compact and fresh, with vibrant red and black fruits at the plump core. The tannins are chalky and in proportion with the fruit, giving a medium bodied and elegant structure. A little toasty, spicy oak on the finish adds to the complexity and gives a sweet exuberant edge.

Score: 15.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2019

Viticulture at Beauregard is organic, as at the sister property Smith Haut Lafitte, but Beauregard only lost about 15% of the crop to mildew. Composed of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Beauregard develops slowly to reveal a core of blackberry compote, plum preserves and blueberry pie with touches of smoked meats, tobacco, baking spices, yeast extract and fragrant earth. Full, rich, velvety and packed with rich, expressive black fruit preserves, it has plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.

Score: 93/95Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019

Very pretty and refined with a lovely core of ripe fruit and chocolate. Hints of cedar. Medium body, fine tannins and a juicy finish.

Score: 93/94James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (241), April 2019

75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc; 50% new oak. Barrel sample.
Black core, purple rim. Elderberry and blueberry – thus both fresh and sweet. I don't know what has happened here but it is really not good on the palate: hard and bitter. (JH) 14%
Drink ??

Score: 14Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019

The 2018 Château Beauregard is a deep, concentrated Pomerol that’s going to benefit from bottle age. Classic notes of dark fruits, toasted spiced, roasted herbs and cedar all give way to a medium to full-bodied 2018 that offers a big mid-palate, nicely integrated acidity, and ripe tannins. It’s a touch primordial, but it has class and balance and is going to come together beautifully in bottle. The blend of the 2018 is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

Score: 91/93+Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2019

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