Bellevue

Chateau Bellevue is known to have exceptional terroir. Its diverse soil is rich in clay and magnesium higher up the hill, whilst lower down it contains more chalk. This produces wine with complexity and as much character as the estate itself, which co-exists with ancient ruins from Roman vintners.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Bellevue 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £710.14
2005

Bellevue 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The first bottle of 2005 Bellevue that I tasted had a maderized, oxidized nose that was off-putting. This note is from a second bottle. This second bottle showed absolutely no trace of oxidation, but did offer plenty of crushed, chalky minerality, notes of plum, blueberry, black raspberry and cherry fruit, a dense purple color, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and fabulous structure, purity and length. It should drink well for at least another 20+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £710.14
Bellevue 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £686.14
2010

Bellevue 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (87+)

I rated this wine far higher from barrel. I only had a chance to see this wine once and the final blend of 98% and 2% Cabernet Franc was rigid, closed, tannic and not strutting its stuff. I didn’t detect anything off in the bottle, but this certainly seemed to have far more potential when tasted it from barrel. The fact that co-owner Hubert de Bouard is involved says to me that I’m probably off-base rather than the wine, but that’s the way it tasted, and all I can do is report that. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t the time or opportunity to re-taste it.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 87+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £686.14
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Bellevue 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £565.00
2005

Bellevue 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The first bottle of 2005 Bellevue that I tasted had a maderized, oxidized nose that was off-putting. This note is from a second bottle. This second bottle showed absolutely no trace of oxidation, but did offer plenty of crushed, chalky minerality, notes of plum, blueberry, black raspberry and cherry fruit, a dense purple color, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and fabulous structure, purity and length. It should drink well for at least another 20+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £565.00
Bellevue 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £545.00
2010

Bellevue 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (87+)

I rated this wine far higher from barrel. I only had a chance to see this wine once and the final blend of 98% and 2% Cabernet Franc was rigid, closed, tannic and not strutting its stuff. I didn’t detect anything off in the bottle, but this certainly seemed to have far more potential when tasted it from barrel. The fact that co-owner Hubert de Bouard is involved says to me that I’m probably off-base rather than the wine, but that’s the way it tasted, and all I can do is report that. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t the time or opportunity to re-taste it.
Delivery to Storage from 24 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 87+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £545.00

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