In a nutshell:
A medium-full bodied, expressive left bank Claret from the St-Estèphe appellation that has great early drinking appeal.
A relatively new Château in Bordeaux terms Haut-Beausejour is one of the Saint-Estèphe estates in the stable of Jean Claude Rouzard who is also the owner of the Champagne house Roederer. The 2015 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot which was fermented in large wooden vats before being aged for around 12 months in French oak barrels, about 35% of which were new. The resulting wine has plenty of ripe, dark fruit flavours, hints of oak, some peppery spice, and floral notes and achieves a great balance between ripe fruit, spicy oak and smooth tannins. It signs off with a long, silky finish.
When to drink:
This is on tip top form and will stay that way until the mid 2020s. Perfect with things like lamb, veal and roast chicken.