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Château Beau-Site Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois 2016

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Primary Notes: Cassis, Blackberries Raspberry Cedar

Secondary Notes: Vanilla, Chocolate, COffee

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: High

Tannin: High

Alcohol (%): 13.5

Origin: Bordeaux, France

Maker: Château Beau-Site

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >90

Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18°C

Asian Food Pairing: Cantonese roast duck, Wagyu don, Korean BBQ

Western Food Pairing: Grilled steak, Portobello mushroom burger, rack of lamb

Description

Château Beau-Site Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois 2016

Château Beau-Site Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois makes its appearance with a beautiful garnet colour. Expressive fruity nose of blackberries, raspberries, vanilla and cedar. Fresh and elegant on the dry palate with meaty tannins. Attractive ripe cassis fruit flavour with layers of chocolate, coffee and dark damson. 

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The fruit for this wine comes from Château Beau-Site vineyards are on a very favourable site, situated on stony soils close to Château Calon Segur at one of the highest points in the Medoc.

The grapes go through manual sorting and destemming before a gentle pressing. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for four weeks, separate vinification of each plot. Malolactic fermentation took place in the stainless steel tanks. The wine ages in French oak 225 litre barriques (40–50% new) for a period of 12-14 months.

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

"Extremely enticing aromas of ripe plums and peaches with spices, such as nutmeg. Full-bodied, deep and firmly textured with beautiful fruit and a lovely, long and flavorful finish. Best since 1989. Try after 2021."

- 92 POINTS

"The 2016 Beau Site, owned by the Philippe Castèja family, is a blend of 16% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare. Picking commenced on 6 October, relatively late for the appelation. The bouquet is a mixture of red and black fruit, a touch of spice box and black pepper emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly hard tannin on the entry, firm in style, quite masculine with good fruit concentration to balance it out. It will need its barrel maturation to soften the edges here, but I appreciate the freshness and vitality. Although not the best known Saint Estèphe, I feel this will benefit from 5-6 years in the cellar."

- 91 POINTS

"Deep dark ruby garnet, opaque core, subtle lightening of the edges, dark berry confit of blackberries, a hint of heart cherries, ripe plums. Juicy, balanced, fruity-sweet texture, round tannins, elegant, versatile, salty-mineral finish."

- 90 POINTS

"Pure nose of red fruit, herbal spices, red currant, plum, cherry and dry spices. Medium bodied, classic medium body with a youthful texture and medium to long finish, a style needing time to open."