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Chateau Bellefont Belcier St-Emilion 2016


Product Details
  • Item Code: 3760234702855
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Bottle Size: 750ml

About this product

95+:JD "The 2016 Château Bellefont-Belcier was truly brilliant on all three occasions I was able to taste it, rating 95 twice and 97 once. Coming from a 13.5-hectare vineyard on the magical Côte Pavie (itÂs right next door to Larcis-Ducasse) and a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 80% new oak, it offers a black fruit-driven style as well as loads of black raspberries, black cherries, graphite, leafy herbs, and hints of incense. It's powerful, full-bodied, has building sweet tannins, and the rock star purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage. ItÂs an awesome wine to drink over the coming 20-25 years." JD

95:JS "Very fresh with fine dry tannins that carry the concentrated and ripe palate very nicely. I love the floral and currant bouquet thatÂs very enticing, in spite of the wineÂs youth. Lots of blackcurrant and tobacco. A blend of 65 percent merlot, 20 percent cabernet franc and 15 percent cabernet sauvignon. Try in 2020." JS

93+:RP " The 2016 Bellefont Belcier is blended of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 20 months in 80% new and 20% in one-year-old barrels. Michel Rolland consults for this wine. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives delicate dried flowers, garrigue, dusty soil and smoked meats over warm black plums and blackberry preserves with hints menthol. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and muscular with a rock-solid structure and loads of layered black fruit in the mid-palate, with a lingering earthiness to the finish. 5,000 cases produced."