2015 Ch. Beau Site, St Estèphe

2015 Ch. Beau Site, St Estèphe

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2015 Ch. Beau Site, St Estèphe

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Situated next to Ch. Calon Ségur on one of the Médoc's highest points, and located just outside the village of St Corbian, at the northern edge of the appellation, Ch. Beau-Site displays approachable black fruit and deep, dense grainy tannins. Sweet and enticing on the nose, it is another traditional Claret that should provide good value for early drinking.

Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
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Critics reviews

Jancis Robinson MW16/20
James Suckling89-90/100
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Jancis Robinson MW16/20
Mid crimson. Rather light nose. Sweet start. Round, easy claret with just a little of the 'stoniness' of the commune on the finish.
Drink 2023-2030
Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 2016 Read more
James Suckling89-90/100
Some blueberry and currant aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins. Clean finish. Pretty.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com - Apr 2016 Read more
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Good spicy Cabernet fruit: a nicely open wine of character.
Drink: 2019-2025
Steven Spurrier - decanter.com Read more

About this WINE

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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