2000 Château Bellevue

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 44437-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($100-$123; the first year this wine was made by the Thienpont/Derenoncourt team) Good medium ruby. Very ripe, pure aromas of black fruits, truffle and harmonious oak. Juicy, sweet and aromatic in the mouth, with complex, concentrated dark fruit, tobacco and truffle flavors nicely sweetened but not overshadowed by sexy oak. Finishes fresh and sweet, with big but ripe tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Impressive fruit in this wine, with crushed plums and spices. Full- to medium-bodied, with super silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A refined and beautiful wine.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    This was the breakthrough vintage for this fabulous terroir that had been under-exploited for so many years. A collaboration between Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt, this medium to full-bodied, pure blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc reveals aromas reminiscent of a liqueur of crushed rocks, black currants, and raspberries. The tannins are still present, and the wine is firmer than I expected, but it is loaded. Made in a distinctive, singular, elegant style, it will be even better in 5-6 years, and should last for two decades thereafter - longer than I originally predicted.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: WineStorm
  • Self | Rating: 90

    A little flabby right out of the bottle, greatly improved with oxidation. Probably needs more time.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: Larry H
  • Self | Rating:

    Good not great, a little musky and bretty, the vintage probably saved it as the deep red fruits and prefect tannin push most if the funk out though it still lingers. #brettsucks #bouard #bellevue
    Author: Koby
The vineyards of Chateau Bellevue are located around a hilltop of hard rock, on one of the slopes of Saint Emilion. At the hill's summit on the chalk plateau, the vineyards neighbor the Premier Grand Cru Classe estates of Beausejour-Becot and Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse. The vineyards are also adjacent to those of Premier Grand Cru Classe estate Chateau Angelus at the base of the hill. At the top of the slope, the soil (of marine origin), is rich in magnesium and iron and it contains quite a high percentage of clay. Closer to the base of the hillside the soils are sandy with a little chalk and therefore more acidic. This diversity of soils and their variety of terroirs all contribute to the complexity and nobility of the wines produced by Chateau Bellevue.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 957 bottles owned
  • 133 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 133 collectors)