2015 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 97 DC 96 WA 94 TWI 94 WE 94 JL 93 WS 93
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Impressive dark plums and mulberries with nicely intertwined spices and violets. Attractive leafiness and sweet, earthy depth. The palate has suave, flowing tannins that carry a plush, plump core of dark-plum and mulberry...
DC 96

Decanter, December 2017

The 2015 is really a profound example of Bellevue - a 100% Merlot that has lots of power, replete with rich and spicy plummy fruits. The tannins are unmistakably layered, and this will age exceptionally well and take its...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018

94+ Produced from 100% Merlot, the 2015 Bellevue gives up a deep garnet-purple color and quite an earthy/savory nose with tilled soil, charcuterie and roasted nut notions over a core of plum preserves, black forest cake...
TWI 94

The Wine Independent, November 2022

Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2015 Bellevue sashays out with pretty notions of kirsch, baked black cherries, and redcurrant jelly, plus suggestions of dried lavender, espresso, and licorice. Big, concentrated, and...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018

The estate is situated on the slope opposite Angélus. This wine's tannins are firm but well integrated into the crisp Merlot fruit. The depth and complexity of this wine will allow it to age well. Drink from 2026.
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2016

The essence of a mineral-driven wine, with salty tannins, fresh, dark, plums, juicy, black cherry, anise and chocolate, this wine is silky, crisp and fresh. The wine was made from 100% Merlot. Read more...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2018

Blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry fruit is stitched together by a refined chalky structure. The long, focused finish ripples with understated energy. Best from 2023 through 2035. — J.M.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2015
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Crown Seal

Introducing the 2015 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. This captivating red wine is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the Bellevue winery.

In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep garnet-purple hue that is both alluring and enticing. With an alcohol content of 15.0%, this wine has a powerful presence that commands attention.

On the nose, the 2015 Bellevue offers an array of aromas that captivate the senses. Notes of fresh, dark plums and juicy black cherries dance harmoniously with hints of anise and chocolate. These aromas are complemented by a distinct mineral-driven quality, reminiscent of the terroir from which it originates.

The palate is treated to a symphony of flavors that are a testament to the exceptional quality of this wine. The silky texture and crisp acidity create a beautiful balance, while the dark plum and mulberry flavors take center stage. These flavors are further enhanced by the presence of spices and violets, adding depth and complexity. The seamless long finish leaves a lasting impression and invites you to savor every sip.

Renowned wine critics have bestowed high praise upon the 2015 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend. With a score of 93, Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider describes this wine as having "salty tannins, fresh, dark plums, juicy black cherry, anise, and chocolate," highlighting its silky, crisp, and fresh qualities. Wine Spectator also awarded this wine a score of 93, noting its blackberry, raspberry, and boysenberry fruit, as well as its refined chalky structure. James Suckling was particularly impressed, awarding it an outstanding score of 97, and describing it as having "impressive dark plums and mulberries," along with attractive leafiness and sweet earthy depth. Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate both awarded this wine a score of 94, praising its firm yet well-integrated tannins and the depth and complexity that will allow it to age gracefully. Decanter also gave it a remarkable score of 96, highlighting its power, rich and spicy plummy fruits, and layered tannins.

The 2015 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend is an exceptional wine that exemplifies the best of Bordeaux winemaking. With its exquisite flavors, impeccable balance, and high praise from critics, this wine is a true gem. It is recommended to be enjoyed from 2022 onwards, and has the potential to age gracefully for many years to come.