Ch Beauregard 2018
Pomerol€ 64.37/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker – 93-95/100
Viticulture at Beauregard is organic, as at the sister property Smith Haut Lafitte, but Beauregard only lost about 15% of the crop to mildew. Composed of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Beauregard develops slowly to reveal a core of blackberry compote, plum preserves and blueberry pie with touches of smoked meats, tobacco, baking spices, yeast extract and fragrant earth. Full, rich, velvety and packed with rich, expressive black fruit preserves, it has plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
Wine Spectator – 90-93/100
Lovely dark plum, warm cassis and boysenberry puree flavors glide through. Very caressing in feel.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 88-91/100
Beauregard is very pretty and accessible in 2018. Medium in body and quite expressive, the 2018 offers a lovely combination of rich dark fruit allied with just enough structure to give the wine energy while remaining quite supple in feel. Hints of leather, smoke, licorice and lavender add shades of nuance to a core of inky blue/purplish fruit in this easygoing, inviting Pomerol. The blend is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, with the Franc adding quite a bit of aromatic depth and supporting structure. It will be interesting to see if the team at Smith Haut Lafitte can take Beauregard to the next level.
J. Suckling – 93-94/100