Château-Bellevue Bordeaux Superieur 2012


SKU WW03586


Color: Deep red color. Bouquet: Nose of red fruits including blackberry and blackcurrant. Taste: This wine is round in the mouth and full and fleshy. Château Bellevue is slightly spicy with nice length and pleasant tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Bordeaux Superieur
Brand Château-Bellevue
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa90+

Wine AdvocateNow owned by a partnership of the Boüard and Lavaux families, this famous estate, sitting on the limestone outcrops of St.-Emilion, has produced a dense ruby/purple wine with unmistakable minerality and a medium to full body. It has a nice attractive, juicy, concentrated palate, with a certain tightness and austerity from the minerality and high tannins, but overall it is very impressively made and built for long-term cellaring. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following two decades. The final blend, tipping the scales at 13.8%, was 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Robert Parker, April 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorFeatures a solid core of plum and blackberry fruit, with a snappy tobacco leaf note and a bright iron edge on the finish. Well done for the vintage. Drink now. 6,667 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 30, 2015
  • we86

Wine EnthusiastShowing firm tannins and structure this is currently a tough wine. It has a solid character although plenty of hints of juicy red berry fruits are ready to come out as the wine ages. Drink from late 2015.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2015