2020 Bellefont Belcier Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JD 98 JS 97 DC 95 JL 95 JA 94 WA 94 VN 94
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

The finest wine I've tasted from this estate, the 2020 Château Bellefont-Belcier is an incredibly gorgeous blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby/purple-hued, it offers a great nose...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

Fascinating aromas of plums, peaches, lavender, violets, and other flowers. Hints of fresh herbs, too. So complex. Full-bodied yet so elegant and polished with a curated and focused palate. Hints of chocolate at the end...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2023

Crushed herb and tobacco leaf along with red berry fruit enchant. Very pure and fresh, indeed gaining in coolness, with more cool blue fruit than either the 2018 or 2019, even if the alcohol level is the same. 30% new oak...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

The oceanic influences are what you initially find before moving on to all the flowers, smoke, and red fruits The wine is fresh, vibrant, elegant and refined. The red fruits show purity with a salty edge on the palate...
JA 94

janeanson.com, January 2023

The steady restoration of Bellefont-Belcier to a classified St Emilion worth following continues with this vintage, and it is packed with dark cherry fruits, pomegranate, crayon, tobacco and saffron. Jean-Christophe...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(94+ points) The 2020 Bellefont Belcier is a terrific follow up to the excellent 2019. Wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, licorice, bay leaf and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, seamless and refined...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Bellefont-Belcier signals a major move away from the potent, brooding style of years past towards an expression of this site that seeks greater finesse. That is immediately apparent in the wine's feel and tannin...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Bellefont Belcier, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion sub-region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exemplifies elegance, complexity, and finesse, making it a true gem for wine enthusiasts.

As you pour this wine into your glass, its deep ruby hue captivates the senses, hinting at the richness and depth that awaits. The nose is immediately greeted by a fascinating array of aromas that dance harmoniously together. Plums, peaches, and lavender take the lead, followed by delicate notes of violets and other flowers. Hints of fresh herbs add a touch of intrigue, while a subtle undertone of chocolate lingers at the end. The complexity of this wine is truly remarkable.

On the palate, the Bellefont Belcier reveals its true character. Full-bodied yet remarkably elegant and polished, it showcases a curated and focused palate that leaves a lasting impression. The balance achieved here is extraordinary, with weightlessness that adds to its allure. The blend of 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon creates a symphony of flavors that unfold with precision. The red fruits show pureness and vibrancy, accompanied by a subtle salty edge that adds depth and complexity.

Renowned wine critics have showered this wine with accolades. James Suckling awards it an impressive score of 97 points, praising its complexity and elegance. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also recognizes its excellence, granting it 94+ points and commending its seamless refinement. Jeff Leve describes it as fresh, vibrant, and refined, with a lingering precision that will develop beautifully over time. Jeb Dunnuck declares it the finest wine he has tasted from the estate, highlighting its gorgeous richness and impeccable balance. Decanter awards it 95 points, noting its purity and freshness, while Vinous emphasizes its move towards finesse and promises a bright future. Jane Anson, too, is captivated by its dark cherry fruits and lauds its restoration as a classified St Emilion worth following.

The 2020 Bellefont Belcier is a true masterpiece, a wine that embodies the essence of Saint Emilion. With its complexity, elegance, and remarkable balance, it promises a drinking experience that will delight the senses and leave a lasting impression. This is a wine that deserves a place in any wine connoisseur's collection.