2016 Bellevue Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • JL 95
  • WE 95
  • JD 94
  • VN 93
  • DC 93
  • VN 93
  • WS 93
  • WA 92
  • JS 90

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Reg: $49.94

$46.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jul. 2020

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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... 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 endnote. This could be the best ever wine from Bellevue. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Bellevue
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
(93–95) Barrel Sample. This is an opulent wine, packed with ripe fruit, sweet tannins and ample acidity, all in balance. The wine is full and juicy, with great spice at the end. The finish is firm while still reveling in... (93–95) Barrel Sample. This is an opulent wine, packed with ripe fruit, sweet tannins and ample acidity, all in balance. The wine is full and juicy, with great spice at the end. The finish is firm while still reveling in fruitiness.
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... 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 medium-bodied, focused, and precise on the palate, with fine yet certainly present tannins. Give this beauty 3-5 years and it will cruise for two decades.
VN 93
Vinous, January 2019
93+ The 2016 Bellevue is dense and powerful, but also quite reticent following its bottling this past June. Dark and virile, the 2016 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. The intensity and volume... 93+ The 2016 Bellevue is dense and powerful, but also quite reticent following its bottling this past June. Dark and virile, the 2016 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. The intensity and volume the wine showed en primeur are very much in evidence, but also presently enshrouded by a wall of potent tannins. Gravel, smoke, game, leather and tobacco give the 2016 much of its savory character. I loved Bellevue from barrel, but it is far less showy from bottle. -- Antonio Galloni
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. Drinking Window 2024 -... 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. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040 - Jane Anson Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-bellevue-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2016-11172#VvLArf85ZU28KilE.99
VN 93
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Bellevue has retained the attractive bouquet evident when in barrel: quite rich in style but well defined, offering ample, luscious red cherry, mulberry and pressed iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with... The 2016 Bellevue has retained the attractive bouquet evident when in barrel: quite rich in style but well defined, offering ample, luscious red cherry, mulberry and pressed iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with lush tannin, impressive depth and freshness and just the right amount of salinity toward the finish. This has gained a little panache during its élevage, and it comes highly recommended. Excellent. -- Neal Martin
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... 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, fruit-driven example. Drink now through 2035. — J.M.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
(90-92) The 2016 Bellevue has an attractive bouquet with bright redcurrant and cassis notes although not as complex as either the Angelus or Carillon d'Angelus. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, silky to the... (90-92) The 2016 Bellevue has an attractive bouquet with bright redcurrant and cassis notes although not as complex as either the Angelus or Carillon d'Angelus. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, silky to the touch with a touch of oyster shell tincturing the red fruit on the finish. Probably earlier drinking that others, it is a well-crafted Saint Emilion. -Neal Martin
JS 90
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
A solidly structured wine for a basic Bordeaux red, but this has also been made with a good feeling for balance. Good length, thanks to the healthy tannins. A blend of 65 per cent merlot, 25 per cent cabernet sauvignon... A solidly structured wine for a basic Bordeaux red, but this has also been made with a good feeling for balance. Good length, thanks to the healthy tannins. A blend of 65 per cent merlot, 25 per cent cabernet sauvignon and ten per cent cabernet franc.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2016