Chateau Beaumont Haut Medoc Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

Chateau Beaumont Chateau Beaumont Haut Medoc Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

Everything about Chateau Beaumont, Haut Medoc Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairings, best vintages, a history of the property with information on wine making and terroir. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Beaumont History, Overview

Chateau Beaumont, one of the largest estates in the Medoc dates back to 1772, when the property was created. However, vines were not planted at what we know of as Chateau Beaumont until 1824. In those days the estate was only a fraction of what it is today. In time, with new purchases and additional plantings, the vineyard continued expanding to its current size. The chateau was designed and built in 1854.

Jumping ahead about 100 years, in the early 1980’s much of the vineyards were replanted before the estate was sold in 1986, Groupe GMF, along with their partner, Suntory, who was already quite experienced in owning vineyards as they already the owner of Chateau Beychevelle, in neighboring St. Julien. Currently, the property is owned by the same group that owns and manages Chateau Beychevelle, the Castel group and Suntory, which co own Grands Millesimes de France.

Chateau Beaumont Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Beuamont is 114 hectares in one massive block. The terroir is sand and gravel soils. The vineyard is planted to 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,666 vines per hectare. The vineyard is farmed using Terra Vitis and Integrated Farming techniques since 2004. The vineyard is mechanically harvested.

To produce the wine of Chateau Beaumont, vinification takes place in large, temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolatic fermentation takes place in tank. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for between 12-14 months before bottling. There is a second wine, Les Tours de Beaumont. The owner’s also make another wine from their vineyards in the Haut Medoc appellation, Chateauu d’Avigny. On average, 50,000 cases of Chateau Beaumont are produced each year.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Beaumont, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Beaumont is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. The wine will also gently warm in the glass, releasing its aromatics. Older vintages might also need decanting, for both aerating and to remove the sediment. The red wine of Chateau Beaumont is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Beaumont is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

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Château Beaumont Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2016 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. Forward, approachable, easy to drink and correct, this medium-bodied wine gives you sweet red fruit from start to finish.

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2015 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. Correct, medium bodied, red berry dominated wine, with a bright, crisp, simple red fruit finish. 85 - 87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  3. 2014 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. Forward, medium bodied, bright, red fruits with accents of tobacco, cedar , herbs, and red plums that will be easy to drink with just a year or two of age.

      88 points - Tasted
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  4. 2012 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. Forward, generic, easy drinking, Left Bank wine with a fresh, red berry character for near term consumption.

      85 points - Tasted
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    2. Forward, generic, easy drinking, Left Bank wine with a fresh, red berry character for near term consumption.

      85 points - Tasted
      1161 Views
  5. 2010 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. From a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine is medium bodied, bright and crisp, with an earthy, stern, cassis, cranberry, thyme and herbal profile.

      85 points - Tasted
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  6. 2009 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. Correct, medium bodied, red berry dominated wine, with a bright, crisp, simple red fruit finish.

      86 points - Tasted
      1790 Views
    2. Early drinking, medium bodied, correct, but unexciting wine made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot.

      84 points - Tasted
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  7. 2005 Château Beaumont ( Haut-Médoc)

    1. Easy drinking and round textured, the wine is filled with ripe, sweet, juicy plums and black cherries, with an earthy, forest and tobacco note to make it even better. There is no reason to hold this any longer.

      89 points - Tasted
      2999 Views