Chateau Haut-Beauséjour 2015
In 1992, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, oenologist and Board Chairman of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired and combined two Cru Bourgeois vineyards in the heart of the Medoc’s prestigious Saint-Estèphe appellation: Château Picard and Château Beauséjour. Together, these properties make up what is now called Château Haut-Beauséjour.
Despite all of the surprises, fears and doubts, 2015 turned out to be a remarkable vintage. The growing cycle took place in perfect conditions up until some extremely dry weather in July, leading to worries over low yields. The rain and associated fungal diseases that are usually feared turned out to work for the winemaking team from mid-July to mid-September, enabling the vine to reach optimum ripeness levels. The wines are distinctive and exceptionally precise yet also dense and restrained.
Some may draw similarities to the extremely dense yet ethereal Bordeaux wines of the 1980s, with an excellent aging potential yet able to be enjoyed in their youth.
Attractive nose offering notes of strawberry and raspberry. Long palate with precise tannins and lingering notes of liquorice and black fruits on the finish.