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2005 Bellevue - 750 ml

94
RP

Product ID: 32180-750-XX3
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2005
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: Bellevue
Rating: 94 RP
Region: Bordeaux
Type of Wine: Bordeaux Red
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Description: Bellevue has only been making terrific wine since 2000, which probably explains why they were not upgraded to a grand cru classe in St.-Emilion's most recent reclassification. This small (15.5 acres), south-facing hillside vineyard has such outstanding neighbors as Angelus and both Beausejours. Additionally, it boasted Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt as managers, who represent uncompromising viticulture and winemaking at its best. The winemaking team is likely to change as the estate was recently sold to Angelus. The 2005, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is a wine for true connoisseurs. It possesses a dense purple color to the rim along with a huge perfume of camphor, charcoal, graphite, blackberries, cassis, raspberries, and a liqueur of rocks-like component. Super-concentrated with chewy richness as well as enormous tannins...

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