Château Bellevue Saint Emilion 2009
Château Bellevue Saint Emilion 2009
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Region: France » Bordeaux » St. Emilion
Producer: Château Bellevue
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Château Bellevue

The wines of Bellevue are characterised by their power, their great aromatic complexity and mineral notes. The high percentage of Merlot in the blend will be gradually diminished over the coming years through increased planting of Cabernet Franc. Through the quality of its terroir, surrounded by three premier grand cru classé Châteaux, one cannot help reflecting on the potential for greatness this property has.

Wine Advocate

Made under the guidance of Hubert du Bouard, this blend of primarily Merlot and a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc (around 9%) from the limestone soils on the hillsides of St.-Emilion exhibits a dense purple color, lots of chalky minerality and a big, sweet perfume of boysenberries, blackberries, licorice and burning embers. It is full-bodied and opulent with an abundance of fruit, glycerin, power and silkiness. Some tannins lurking in the finish suggest a half dozen years of cellaring will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035.

Score: 93. —Robert Parker, February 2012.

Wine Enthusiast

Big, deep fruit, smoky tannins, but beautifully integrated, rich, packed with plum juice sweetness.

Score: 92-94. —Roger Voss, August 09, 2010.

Wine Spectator

Plush, with linzer and casis notes harnessed by a plum skin frame, while sweet spice and toasted applewood notes flesh out the finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,500 cases made.

Score: 90. —James Molesworth, 2012.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Subject to availability. Payment required upon confirmation.
We anticipate delivery in the Spring 2012.

Case discounts do not apply to this item.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
All pricing and availability subject to change.