47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot; 38% new oak. Barrel sample. Inky dark with purple rim. There's a pretty fruit sweetness on the nose and a touch of vanilla, much less severe than the Moulis and Listrac wines just tasted. Well balanced on the palate too, for a tannic wine, and more refined texture on the finish. Dry but not drying. (JH) 14% Drink 2022-2028
Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Beaumont leaps from the glass with vibrant black and red cherries and warm cassis notes plus an undercurrent of bay leaves, lavender and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, the mid-palate is taut and muscular with plenty of energy and an herbal lift on the finish.