Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Saint Estephe)
Varietal: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Beau Site, St. Estephe Bordeaux
With its vineyard gravel slopes facing the river, Chateau Beau-Site certainly deserves its name. And like the Medoc rule states: The best vineyards in Saint-Estephe are facing the river.
One of the oldest Estate in Saint-Estephe, Beau-Site produces very elegant wines. This is the result of some large investments during the last decade. The vat room is all stainless-steel, temperature controlled, and the Chateau has been fully renovated.
Savoury nose, a bit gamey and lacks some freshness. Rich, with rather furry tannins, concentrated, assertive and a bit extracted and effortful. Quite good length but there’s some astringency on the finish
Food Matches: Casseroles / Lamb / Game / Venison