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2023 SOUTH AFRICAN REPORT by TIM ATKIN




We are so pleased to share our results and tasting notes from the latest report. Tim Atkin has been a proud supporter and champion of the South African wine scene since 1990 and it was great to connect in person once again earlier this year. This is the fourth consecutive year our Hope Marguerite has scored 95 points from Tim. A wonderful achievement, especially when backed up by five consecutive 5 star reviews from Platter for our last five vintages.





Beaumont Hope Marguerite 2022 - 95 POINTS

One of those Chenin Blancs that always delivers in the glass, Hope Marguerite is a combination of two old-vine parcels, planted in 1974 and 1978 respectively. Barrel fermented in 15% new wood, it's intense without being ponderous in any way, melding flavours of cinnamon, nectarine, pear and green apple. Structured enough to age beautifully in bottle. 2024-32. (13.3%)



Beaumont New Baby 2021 - 93 POINTS

Not as new as it used to be - the first release was in 2015 - but Sebastian Beaumont's cuvée of Chenin Blanc with 57% Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard and Semillon is still a delight. Focused, tangy and seamlessly blended, it has vanilla top notes from 25% new wood, grapefruit and clementine flavours and the zip and freshness of its 12.55% alcohol. 2024-31. 2024-31 (12.5%)


Beaumont Vitruvian 2019 - 93 POINTS

Vitruvian is an unusual assemblage that uses Mourvèdre as a base complemented by 56% Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Pinotage. More than the sum of its parts, it's a peppery, intense, blueberry, fig and black cherry red showing some meaty reduction, firm tannins and the concentration to age. 2024-30 (12.5%)



Beaumont Jackals River Pinotage 2021 - 92 POINTS

Sebastian Beaumont pronounces this wine "Pinotagé" to consumers to give it a slightly different image in the market place. Dominated by old vine fruit, it’s a wonderfully perfumed, graceful red with layers of bramble, patisserie and wild strawberry and a bouncy, easy-drinking finish. 2024-29 (13.5%)


Beaumont Far Side Mourvèdre 2020 - 92 POINTS

Very few, if any, farms have as long an association with Mourvèdre as Beaumont, which made its first varietal example in 1999. Gutsy, grippy, intense and ferrous, this has notes of damson, plum skin and steak tartare and noteworthy tannins, acidity and palate structure. 2024-30 (13.4%)


Beaumont Dangerfield Syrah 2020 - 92 POINTS

Bot River has developed a deserved reputation for its Syrahs, thanks to the quality of wines like this one. Iodine, thyme and lavender aromas lead you into a palate that's savoury, spicy and well-structured, with a backbone of sinewy tannins and a cooked meat undertone. 2024-29 (13.25%)











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