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2022 Château Beaumont En Primeur

Released for sale en primeur this morning, 2022 Château Beaumont was immediate, accessible, and enjoyable when we tasted it in Bordeaux last month, with a core of black fruits and the firm, tannic structure that makes this a perennial favourite with many of our customers. 

Offered here at £120 per dozen in bond, Beaumont is rated a 'Cru Bourgeois Supérieur'.  This château consistently over-delivers in relation to each vintage and to its peers, often receiving excellent reviews but modest scores from the critics. 

Beaumont is just on the borders of St-Julien and is also only a few thousand metres from Lagrange and Beychevelle, which are under the same ownership (read more below).  The property benefits from similar investment and skilled management as its Cru Classé siblings.  The chewy tannins noted by William Kelley were a positive for us, lending serious structure and making this wine an ideal alternative to the rather softer Sénéjac, which we offered last week. 

This is a good moment for your annual reminder that buying en primeur is the only reliable way to obtain half bottles, magnums and (by special request) other large formats.  Please let us know if you would like to order.

Offered en primeur, landing spring 2025.

Magnums available with £15 ex-VAT bottling surcharge or £30 per 24 halves, please enquire re other formats.




Château Beaumont, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc

Producer Profile

Château Beaumont, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc

Château Beaumont is Cru Bourgeois estate in Cussac, in the Haut-Médoc.  Under the same ownership as Châteaux Beychevelle and Lagrange (the Socétié Grands Millésimes de France), it is always a benchmark for the Cru Bourgeois and is also very accessible, as the estate is quite large at 113 hectares, producing over 50,000 cases in most years.

The origins of the estate date back to 1772 when the land was bought by Henri Labarthe.  The vineyard was planted in 1824 by a Monsieur Bonnin.  From 1830 to 1847 it belonged to the Marquis d’Aligre, one of the wealthiest men in France, who tripled the area under vine. In 1849 the estate passed into the hands of the Bonnin brothers, who built Château Beaumont in 1854 in a Renaissance 'mansard' style.

The vineyards are between the communes of Margaux and Saint-Julien and Beaumont draws on elements of both terroirs.  The main soil type is Gunzian gravel and the vines average 20 years of age, planted at a density of 6600-7000 vines per hectare; 53 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.   The wine is aged for 12-14 months in barriques, one-third of the new.  Éric Boissenot is consultant oenologist and Anthony Yaigre is cellar master.

RED 2022 Château Beaumont 75cl £120 per case of 12 Château Beaumont
2022 / / 75cl
£120 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Beaumont exhibits somewhat wild aromas of rich cherries and berries mingled with smoked meats and saddle leather. Medium to full-bodied, chewy and chunky, it reflects the limitations of young vines on well-drained soils in a vintage like this. 87-89 points" William Kelley,"Slightly chewy with fresh blackcurrant and berry character. Medium body. Fresh. 90-91 points""The 2022 Beaumont has a classy bouquet with blackberry, wild hedgerow, iodine and subtle iris flower scents. The oak is neatly integrated, and it retains delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, fleshy and almost creamy in texture. With good depth and light spice, the 2022 is cohesive on the finish. This will be a thoroughly enjoyable Beaumont that should age well in bottle. Tasted thrice with consistent notes. 90-92 points" Neal Martin,"Layers of sinewy tannins and eucalyptus spice. Opens to show baked earth, tobacco leaf and liquorice, cassis fruits laced with espresso, edges of campfire, a good quality wine that has concentration without strangling. Anthony Yaigre director. A value pick. 28hl/h yield. Harvest September 19 to October 5. 92 points." Jane Anson

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