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2001 Château Bellevue

  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • 65 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 44437-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    ($41-$45) Medium red-ruby. Aromatic nose combines plum, black raspberry, bitter chocolate and captivating oak scents. Then dry and cool in the mouth, with firm, slightly medicinal flavors of cassis, licorice, herbs, cedar and currant leaf. Much less sweet than the 2003, and firmly tannic on the back.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 13

    Dried fruit flavours with some energy. Sweet and some life. But pretty painfully dried out on the finish. This is the Nicolas property recently taken over by Ang‚lus.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39244
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    This fabulously situated, south-facing vineyard counts as its neighbors Beau-Sejour-Becot, Beausejour-Duffau, and Angelus. While the 2001 is well-below the quality of the brilliant 2000, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to an elegant nose of crushed rocks, black cherries, herbs, and earth. There is plenty of finesse and elegance, but it is short on texture, length, and overall concentration. It is a very good effort, although more restrained and elegant than the blockbuster 2000.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    This is very fruity, with beautiful underlying character of spices. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky, caressing texture. Long finish. Racy and refined. This is a hot new wine from Stephane Derenoncourt, who makes such top wines as La Mondotte. 1,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016
    Author: ciliegiolo
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

  • 16 bottles owned
  • 6 collectors