93pts James Suckling
Love the spice and dark-berry character with hints of plums. Full body and velvety tannins. Long and flavorful with graphite, cedar and plums. Hints of bark. Best Beau-Site in years! Drink in 2020 but hard not to enjoy now.
“Mid crimson. Rather light nose. Sweet start. Round, easy claret with just a little of the 'stoniness' of the commune on the finish.” -- 04/01/2016
Château Beau-Site, located on stony soils close to Château Calon Ségur, lies on ones of Médoc’s highest points and has a fantastic view over the River Gironde. This is fitting since the meaning of Beau-Site is ‘beautiful site’. Château Beau-Site is located outside the village of St. Corbian, which is at the northern extremity of the St. Estèphe appellation. There are nearly 35 hectares of vines with an average age of 35 years and the plantings are comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
After manual harvesting, the wine is vinified traditionally and then matured in oak casks (50% new) for 12-15 months.
Dark, ruby red in appearance, Château Beau-Site displays aromas of tobacco leaf, leather and blackcurrant on the nose. The palate is savory and herbal with an earthy minerality and hints of tobacco smoke.