I got into chateau beaumont purely by chance and since then it is always ever present in my house. 2005 was a great year for it, one of their best.
The mouthfeel is very velvet-like and smooth, but the back end has ripping tannins that will integrate well in a few years. The bigger-than-normal-fruit up front helps balance the backside of the wine very well, though. It hugs your tounge like a glove made of blackberries. Really pretty body but still too young to successfully pair with food, really give the bottle a lot of time to open up and let the elements work together
Soft and velvety, with blackberry, mineral and light mint character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with a caressing texture. There's lovely balance to this. Best after 2011. 35,290 cases made. –JS
Release Price: $17
Issue: Mar 31, 2008
Author David SchurSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 09/03/2008
Day 1: Deep blood-red color, Soft tannins, nice long finish and plenty of body. Good fruit and slight acidity. Really enjoyable to drink now, but I bet this will be stunning with time in the cellar. Will try again tomorrow, and plan to store until 2012 or so