"This is really classy, showing intense spices, such as cloves and black pepper. Full-bodied, yet tight and very structured. Compact and solid. A touch of petit verdot really gave this something."
94-95 Points, JamesSuckling.com
"Full plum purple in colour, clear austerity on the attack but coupled with concentrated cassis fruits and a confident tannic frame. Plenty of appellation signature here, just a touch of bitterness on the finish but manages to stay on the side of coffee grounds.
Drinking Window 2024 - 2038"
90 Points, Decanter
"The 2019 Beau-Site needs a little time to settle in the glass. Eventually it coalesces to reveal red plum, hawthorn and sous-bois scents, and a touch of clove in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins on the entry, quite "old school" in style with a slightly austere finish, though partnered on the dinner table I can imagine it being drunk quicker than you would imagine. For those who like Claret how it used to be..."
89-90 Points, Vinous
Medium deep colour. Fresh dark berry herb garden aromas with cigar box notes. Medium powered inky textured wine with plentiful dark fruits, graphite textures and underlying savoury notes. Finishes firm and tight. Very good St Estephe style with a muscular drive. Great value. Price Ratio.
91-92 Points, Langton's
Saint -Estèphe, with 1,377 hectares under vine is the largest of the major Bordeaux appellations in the Medoc. Located in the most northern part of the Left Bank, on average, 585,000 cases of wine are produced each year. The soils see a rich mixture of rocks, clay, limestone and gravel that rests on the surface and of course below, deep in the terroir. Beneath the surface lies a complex blend of different soils, sub soils and terroir. Over the past several decades, the general trend in the Saint -Estèphe vineyards has been to add more Merlot, which has added a lot of softness to the tannins and the wines. Merlot works well in the appellation due to the large amount of clay found in the soils. in the appellation due to the large amount of clay found in the soils.