Château Beaumont 2014, Haut-Medoc
£22.95 per bottle
BLEND- 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot
Ruby colour, very deep thanks to the good extractability of the anthocyans. The nose is generous, fruity and complex. The attack is silky on the palate with a tannic structure present, all in balance. The lightly oaky fruit aromas are very elegant and contribute to the long aromatic finish.
"The 2014 Beaumont has a straightforward blackberry and raspberry bouquet that feels a little subdued at the moment and needs a tad more harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin, solid and conservative yet with good density. It does not quite "flow" like the best vintages of this Haut-Médoc, but I suspect it will improve with another couple of years in bottle to soften its edges. Tasted September 2016."
Drinking window 2018-2027
Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 28th October 2016