International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(98% merlot with 2% cabernet franc) Medium ruby. Perfumed aromas of strawberry, fresh plum and redcurrant. The ripe red fruit flavors are nicely supported by a firm acid spine and strong tannic backbone. Finishes fresh and long. From vines planted on limestone-rich soil, which goes a long way toward explaining the wine's energy and impression of refinement.Author: Ian D'AgataIssue: May/June 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Very dark crimson. Rich and ripe and concentrated on the nose. Then some slight oak and acidity. Fresh and zappy and certainly no shortage of ripeness and alcohol even if a little aggressive. A bit drying on the end.Author: Jancis Robinson
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.
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