Château Bellefont-Belcier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
Fine wine lovers, it’s time to sit up and pay attention. What we have here is nothing less than superb, stunning and yes, spectacular. Grand Cru Saint-Emilion from 2018 that Jeb Dunnuck says will “keep for two decades or more”.
In 2006 Château Bellefont-Belcier was classified as Grand Cru Classé, after over a century in operation. They grow superb merlot and cabernets on south-facing slopes of limestone-clay, which are handpicked in small parcels and handled in the winery with the utmost attention to detail. The wine see 30% new oak, with the remainder being raised in larger vats and barriques of 1-2 years. This oak adds to the already powerful and structured wine that certainly has a long life ahead of it. Jeb Dunnuck’s 97-point review below gives you an idea of what to expect from the wine.
“Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2018 Château Bellefont-Belcier always showed brilliantly, with a full-bodied, sexy style that’s very much in the vintage. Its deep purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of ripe black fruits, tobacco leaf, earth, and spice box. Deep, rich, and textured, with sweet tannins, it’s another rock star effort this vintage that’s going to benefit from just short-term cellaring and keep for two decades or more.”
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- Blend Info
- 70% Merlot 25 % Cabernet Franc 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Bordeaux is one of the oldest and most famous regions within France, known for both its Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based blends and its Right Bank which produces more Merlot based blends. Bordeaux is home to many of the worlds most expensive wines. The big guys on the left bank are Pauillac and Margaux and on the right you've got Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Not forgetting the whites and the sweet stuff though, Bordeaux also is known for producing dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and sweet wines in Sauternes. The most common grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.