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    skirt Steak with Pomegranate Sauce

The Story

Pomerol, Saint-Emilion’s neighbour, is located to the north-east of Libourne and is the smallest of Bordeaux’s prestigious appellations, covering just 800 hectares (1,976 acres) of vineyard.

Its outstanding terroir is largely made up of clay-gravel soils in which the Merlot, the king grape variety of the region, finds its full expression alongside the Cabernet Franc, which is planted on the deepest gravel soils. Beauregard is situated at the entrance to the appellation and covers an area of 17.5 hectares (43 acres), making it one of the largest Pomerol estates. Its grape composition is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. In 2016, 4% of Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the vineyard, and these grapes will enter into the blend within a few years.

The vines have reached an average grand old age of 35 years, while every new plantation is planted at the very high density of 9,200 vines per hectare.

The wine-making facilities at Beauregard have been completely redesigned with a new, high-performing gravity-flow vat cellar containing 22 temperature-controlled tronco-conical concrete vats of 60 to 80 hectolitre capacity, which enable extremely precise plot by plot vinification. Two barrel cellars, one of which has a gravity-flow system, follow the strictest rules of fine wine ageing.

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Vintage 2015

A fast, even flowering. High temperatures during summer which slowed vine vegetation growth and led to the appearance of water stress in the vines very early in the growing season. Regular sunshine with intermittent, much needed showers ensured the concentration of juices in the berries and excellent ripeness of tannins in the skins. Ideal conditions at harvest time. 

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with ripe fruit, blackberries, plums and cherries. On the palate rich fruit, spicy character, hints of liquorice and slightly floral components.
  • 93p
Ruby. Dark fruits, floral, elegant and nuanced nose, seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, elegant, some minerals, long and a more precise Beauregard. 93-95
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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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