The 2016 Beaumont has quite a powerful bouquet with dense black fruit, boysenberry and cedar, traces of pencil lead developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite spicy compared to its peers, then it reins everything back in for what is a refined finish. Classy stuff, but I would afford this a couple of years in bottle. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London. Drink 2021-2035.
Mid ruby-purple in colour. A real sheen of cherry fruits set against savoury cedar tones on the nose. There is a hint of darker blackcurrant and menthol underneath. The palate is bright in juicy red and black fruit, with soft tannins. This is drinking very well now though clearly has the capacity to age. Good energy comes from vibrant acidity that leaves a bright, fresh finish. Excellent and distinctly proper claret.
This solid estate has produced a classic 2016 Château Beaumont with juicy cherry fruits, leafy herbs, and saddle leather notes in its balanced, medium-bodied, straight-up delicious profile. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years. 2019 - 2026.