Grape(s): 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc
Localization: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: Here is a wildly aromatic wine redolent of juicy red currants, plum and spice! The palate feel is dry and has the restrained elegance, akin to familiar wines of Bordeaux. Fine tannin that is accessible and acidity that is balanced. This wine sort of straddles the line between Old World palate feel and New World aromatic.
Notes: The Second Wine of Château Beauregard, Benjamin de Beauregard, is made from a strict selection of plots on sandier soils. It benefits from the same high-performing vinification facilities as the First Wine; however, the winemaking is carefully adapted to include moderate extraction and short vatting periods. The aging process is shorter and is carried out in no more than 30% new oak. Benjamin de Beauregard is made to be enjoyed at an early date, within 3 to 10 years of age.
Food pairing: t is Chateau Beauregard is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. It is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta, and a diverse array of hard and soft cheeses...
The Domain: Chateau Beauregard takes its name from the founder of the estate, Bernard Beauregard. The property was created in 1677, making it one of the older estates in the Pomerol appellation.
However, it was likely that most of the estate was not used for producing any wine in those early days. In fact, almost one hundred years later, less than one hectare of vines was planted for the purpose of making wine.
The original chateau, which is one of the few true chateaux in the Pomerol appellation, was seriously damaged in a fire and needed to be rebuilt. That took place in 1745. At the time it was rebuilt, the new chateau was just as grand as many estates in the Left Bank, in size and beauty.
The architect in charge, Victor Leon, was well-known in Bordeaux as he was the designer of the beautiful Grand Theater in Bordeaux. The estate is replete with parkland-type landscaping and in the backyard.
Behind the chateau, it resembles a moat and drawbridge. Chateau Beauregard is clearly one of the most picturesque estates in the Pomerol appellation. It was not only the Bordelaise that was enthralled by the design of Chateau Beauregard, the wealthy, American socialite, Florence Guggenheim constructed a replica of it at her estate in Long Island, New York.
By 1854, Chateau Beauregard was a thriving vineyard with close to 14 hectares under vine. In 1935, Chateau Beauregard sold 5 hectares of vines to Antoine Moueix.
In 1991, Chateau Beauregard passed from family ownership when it was sold to Credit Foncier Bank. In July 2014, Chateau Beauregard was sold to a partnership between the Moulin Family, the owners of the large French chain of Galerie Lafayette stores, and the Cathiard Family, the owners of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac Leognan.