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How Good is Château Beau-Website Haut-Vignoble Saint-Estèphe?


Wine Evaluation of 2016 Château Beau-Website Haut-Vignoble Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

Rating: 91+/100

Chateau Beau-Website Haut-Vignoble is a comparatively small wine property, counting with about 20 blocks unfold across the commune of Saint-Estèphe in Médoc and overlaying round 20 hectares of vineyards (50 acres).

Proprietor and vigneron Pierre Braquessac makes wine blended from Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (40%), and Petit Verdot (5%) from vines on gravelly soils planted at 8600 vines/hectare.

Wines from Château Beau-Website Haut-Vignoble are actually age-worthy, wonderful to take pleasure in after 5-10 years of ageing, whereas tasting the 1990 classic demonstrates that in nice vintages they’ll age fantastically for many years.

Braquessac’s strategy to winemaking goals at respecting and expressing the purity of the fruit, but giving his wines the standard mark of nice Médoc wines, a way of savoriness, delicate oak, stability, age-worthiness and strong tannic construction displayed with magnificence.

The newest launch 2016 classic would possibly effectively be the perfect wine Pierre Braquessac has ever made on the property since he took over winemaking of the Chateau from his father Jean Louis Braquessac round classic 2004-2005.

Total Opinions Notes & Tasting Impressions

A stunning Médoc Bordeaux wine, and a chic and complicated Saint-Estèphe at that.

The generosity, opulence and focus we love from the appellation are there, with a transparent sense of the earthiness too.

The character of this Northern Médoc terroir is all in there, expressed fantastically, however mixed with the fruity and spicy generosity supplied by an excellent classic.

Oak has been built-in very effectively into a real expression of ripe fruit. The entire provides a candy/savory really feel, smoky and mineral, but intrinsically fruity and heart-contenting.

A wine with a strong 15-20 years of ageing potential, but surprisingly gratifying to drink now already, just one month after bottling.

At a really inexpensive worth for the realm, my buddy Pierre Braquessac has delivered right here a stunner of a wine providing distinctive worth on this 2016 classic.

Refill when you can…

Full Tasting Notes

This Médoc purple is available in a moderately darkish purple colour certainly, wanting dense and almost black to the core, with purple hues to the core betraying this can be a child of a Bordeaux wine.

The nostril is powerfully scented, feeling wealthy and fruity from decadent ripe blackberry and plum aromas.

Extra importantly, the fragrant profile feels extraordinarily deep and profound. An excellent complexity comes via.

A great deal of combined spices, from the candy sort like cinnamon and clove, via nutmeg and black pepper, to even warming and spicy ones with a way of chili-like mintiness and eucalyptus (gum tree essence).

This can be very charming and charming to scent at, from so many layers made obtainable to your sense, at all times with a sensation of opulent spicy and ripe richness.

The palate follows swimsuit, with an impressive general stability. Flavors, once more, are bursting with each fruity and spicy complexity. The entire is dry with a crisp acidity, but the wine feels very clean and spherical.

Tannins are delicate and spherical, backed of their clean expression by an oily palate-coating physique.

The lengthy and layered end delivers attractive ripe purple berry notes combined with candy spices, oaky and smoky caramel, discrete hints of vanilla for an intriguing and completely tempting after-taste.

Get pleasure from 🙂

Julien Miquel

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