2016 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 97 JL 95 JD 94 WA 94 DC 93 WS 93 WE 92
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

A dense and layered red with ripe plums and blueberries, as well as hints of wet earth and moss. Full-bodied, velvety and layered with fantastic fruit and creamy, velvety tannins. Plush and deep. Great wine. Try from 2023.
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017

Deep in color, this blend of 100% Merlot is all about the rich, silky textures, polished tannins, freshness, and the ripe, plush, plummy, mineral-driven finish with that touch of dark chocolate, spice and earth in the...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Made from 100% Merlot and cooler limestone and clay soils, the 2016 Château Bellevue shows a beautiful minerality and freshness in its black raspberry, crushed rocks, graphite, and dried flower aromas and flavors. It's...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019

94+ Made of 100% Merlot on clay and limestone soils, the 2016 Bellevue is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and charges out of the glass with enthusiastic notions of crushed red and black plums, kirsch, ripe...
DC 93

Decanter, October 2018

There is a lovely creamy texture to this wine, joined by attractive spice notes. It's ripe but not overly so, showing good persistency and juicy fruit that fills out the tannins. Organically farmed. Read more at...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2019

Lush and inviting, with warm cassis and plum sauce flavors that glide through, laced with anise and rooibos tea hints while sweet toast and wood spice notes stays nicely buried through the finish. A delicious...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

This wine offers intensity and concentration. If it is one-dimensional it also has layers of acidity, tannins and juicy freshness that are immediately delectable. Drink this wine from 2023.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France is a wine that truly embodies elegance and finesse. With its medium to deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually captivating, enticing you to delve into its complex depths.

On the nose, the 2016 Bellevue immediately captivates with its enthusiastic aromas of crushed red and black plums, kirsch, ripe blackberries, and rose petals. These vibrant fruit notes are complemented by subtle hints of yeast extract, black olives, aniseed, and cinnamon toast, adding layers of complexity to the bouquet.

This wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes, sourced from clay and limestone soils, which contribute to its remarkable structure and depth. On the palate, the Bellevue impresses with a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins, giving it a sturdy and robust structure. The densely packed, multilayered fruit flavors are lifted by oodles of freshness, creating a harmonious balance.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awards this wine an impressive score of 94+, praising its solid frame and long finish. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, rates it even higher with a score of 97, describing it as a dense and layered red with fantastic fruit and velvety tannins. Wine Spectator also applauds the 2016 Bellevue, giving it a score of 93, calling it a lush and inviting example with a delicious, fruit-driven character.

The 2016 Bellevue is a wine that promises great aging potential. It is recommended to cellar this wine for a few years to fully appreciate its potential. However, if you can't resist the temptation, it can also be enjoyed now, especially with decanting. This wine is a true gem from the Saint Emilion region and is sure to delight any wine enthusiast.