Chateau Bellefont Belcier 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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Robert Parker
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Vinous
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James Suckling
  • Sustainable
SKU
BBSE201810 UCAU
$105.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$105.00 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
The 2018 Bellefont-Belcier has a surprisingly understated bouquet with perfumed red cherries, crushed strawberry and violet aromas, touches of graphite emerging with time. The palate is very velvety in the mouth: veins of dark chocolate infusing the dark berry fruit with a lush and generous, oaky finish. It will require several years in bottle but it should turn into a fine Saint-Émilion. - Vinous
The 2018 Bellefont-Belcier has a surprisingly understated bouquet with perfumed red cherries, crushed strawberry and violet aromas, touches of graphite emerging with time. The palate is very velvety in the mouth: veins of dark chocolate infusing the dark berry fruit with a lush and generous, oaky finish. It will require several years in bottle but it should turn into a fine Saint-Émilion. - Vinous

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Robert Parker

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Bellefont Belcier delivers profound notions of warm plums, baked cherries and mulberries with hints of spice cake and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and decadent, it has a rock-solid backbone of rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Aging is in progress for an anticipated 20 months in 40% new, 40% one year-old and 20% two year-old barrels. The blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

91 / 100

Vinous

The 2018 Bellefont-Belcier has a surprisingly understated bouquet with perfumed red cherries, crushed strawberry and violet aromas, touches of graphite emerging with time. The palate is very velvety in the mouth: veins of dark chocolate infusing the dark berry fruit with a lush and generous, oaky finish. It will require several years in bottle but it should turn into a fine Saint-Émilion.

95 / 100

James Suckling

Intense aromas and flavors of blue fruit and violets. Hints of green tea and black olives. Changes all the time. Medium-to full-bodied with polished and very silky tannins. Love the center palate. The finish lasts for minutes. This year, about one-third cabernet franc gives an edge to the merlot and the touch of cabernet sauvignon.