*Please note that some of the wines were not photographed, refer to below listing for more information*
3 x 2006 Beaumont Ariane (750ml) - Platter 4.5*
2 x 2010 Beaumont Ariane (750ml) - Platter 4.5*
6 x 2006 Beaumont Vitruvian (750ml) - Platter 4.5*
1 x 2009 Beaumont Vitruvian (750ml) - Tom Cannavan 92/100
The farm, home to the region’s oldest wine cellar, was originally established in the 1700s by the Dutch East India Company as a supply farm producing fruit, vegetables, dairy, wine and flour. Jayne and Raoul Beaumont bought the farm, Compagnes Drift, in 1974 and set about replanting the vineyards. The farm was transformed through hard work and an adventurous spirit. Raoul was a maverick of the vineyards and motorcycles and Jayne an artist, teacher and mother. Jayne pioneered the first wine, making small amounts of Pinotage bearing her hand-drawn label in the late 1970s.
The legacy of wine made under the family name was cemented with the first bottle of Beaumont Pinotage, produced in 1994. Since then, the wines have born the crest of the Beaumont family. The roaring lion represents honour and courage and serves as a symbolic message of balance – a quality synonymous with our wines. The farm remains a family affair with Sebastian and Nici having taken over in 2015. They live on the farm with their three children, Sophie, Leo and Henri. Jayne is also still involved, making her own wines, managing the gardens and helping out with her many grandchildren.
The Ariane is a Bordeaux style blend. The Vitruvian is Beaumont's flagship red blend. Since 2004 they have been working on a blend with the sole aim of capturing the best of Beaumont single varietal reds in a red blend. This is an unapologetically Beaumont blend based on Mourvèdre, Pinotage, Syrah and Cabernet Franc to create a wine that reflects and respects its component parts through the harmony of proportions and balance. The name was inspired by their 200 year old water mill and by Da Vinci's drawing of the Vitruvian man – the ultimate balance of proportions.
"A different beast with 14.46% abv, a blend of 32% Mourvèdre, 27% Pinotage, 27% Shiraz, 13% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Gorgeous, creamy and lifted red and black fruit, with plenty of cassis and really ripe blackcurrant, lots of cream and cocoa, lots of plushness but has a suggestion of a firm backbone. The palate is juicy and has a big, lean, slightly gamy focus with chocolate covered cherry. The palate is smooth with really nice quality of oak that adds a smoky swirl and touch of plum skin, tart freshness. Lovely length." - 92/100, Tom Cannavan