Chateau Bellevue 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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Jancis Robinson MW
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Vinous
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Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
SKU
BSEC201810 UCAU
$105.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$105.00 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
Ripe, rich, deep black fruit. Juicy and sweet fruited but a little oaky on the finish. Long and not too fleshy. A touch floral as it opens in the glass. Lots of freshness and finesse in the tannins, which are dry but not drying on the finish. A light touch in the winery. - Jancis Robinson The palate is very seductive and deeply mineral with an abundance of creamy dark fruit, some starry redcurrants and harmonious tannins
Ripe, rich, deep black fruit. Juicy and sweet fruited but a little oaky on the finish. Long and not too fleshy. A touch floral as it opens in the glass. Lots of freshness and finesse in the tannins, which are dry but not drying on the finish. A light touch in the winery. - Jancis Robinson The palate is very seductive and deeply mineral with an abundance of creamy dark fruit, some starry redcurrants and harmonious tannins

Scores & Reviews

16.5 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Ripe, rich, deep black fruit. Juicy and sweet fruited but a little oaky on the finish. Long and not too fleshy. A touch floral as it opens in the glass. Lots of freshness and finesse in the tannins, which are dry but not drying on the finish. A light touch in the winery.

91 / 100

Vinous

The 2018 Bellevue has a really lovely bouquet that is superior to the previous vintage: ample red cherries, cranberry and violet aromas with judicious use of new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, silky smooth in texture with light peppery notes towards the harmonious finish. Hopefully this will retain its joie-de-vivre once in bottle - great potential.

92 / 100

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Made of 100% Merlot, the 2018 Bellevue is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up wonderfully expressive scents of baked black cherries, plum preserves and blueberry coulis with hints of mocha, licorice, dried spearmint and chargrill plus a waft of cardamom and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied with bags of rich, seductive fruit, it is laden with bright earthy sparks and has a soft, plush texture, finishing with fantastic freshness and energy.