A really good example of a traditional left bank Bordeaux.
A classy cru bourgeois from Cussac, just south of St-Julien. With virtually equal shares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, spiced up with 3% Petit Verdot, this is a suave Haut-Médoc with bramble fruit and classic, cool Bordeaux tannins, while retaining the generosity and balance of the 2016 vintage. Drinking Window 2021 – 2026
Andy Howard MW, Top 20 Bordeaux reds under £20, Decanter (April 2020)
Antonio Galloni 91/100
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.
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (September 2018)
James Suckling 91-92/100
A juicy and pretty wine with berry and chocolate character, a medium body and a clean finish. Clearly better than the 2015.