Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Bordeaux, France
Chateau Beaumont - owned by the same business group as Beychevelle and Lagrange, which helps with economies of scale - is one of the best-loved Cru Bourgeois properties in the Haut-Medoc. Why? Some consistently excellent fruit, well-reasoned sustainable farming, and the addition of Eric Boissenot's consultation on the winemaking. There is a good amount of new oak going on here, but at the end of the day Beaumont is prized as a cassis-scented Claret with soft, supple tannins - quintessential Sunday lunch fodder.