2016 Château Bellefont-Belcier

750 ml

$42.99

24 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

Score: JS 94-95  RP-93+  WE 91-93,  WS 90-93  AG-92  DC 92

 

24 in stock

Description

“Wow. This really excelled in 2016 with so much intensity and focus. Dark berry and floral character. Full and tight. Superfine tannins. Excellent.” (4/2017) “94-95 pts, James Suckling

“The 2016 Bellefont Belcier is blended of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 20 months in 80% new and 20% in one-year-old barrels. Michel Rolland consults for this wine. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives delicate dried flowers, garrigue, dusty soil and smoked meats over warm black plums and blackberry preserves with hints menthol. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and muscular with a rock-solid structure and loads of layered black fruit in the mid-palate, with a lingering earthiness to the finish. 5,000 cases produced.” (11/2018) 93+  pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This is a fruity, juicy wine, with soft tannins as well as a touch of toast. It has an immediacy to it, thanks to the forward fruit and generous tannins. At the same time, there is a core of dry structure that will allow it to age.” 91-93 pts, Wine Enthusiast

“The 2016 Bellefont-Belcier is a powerful, muscular Saint-Émilion with huge tannins that wrap around a core of dark fruit. Graphite, melted road tar, dark cherry, smoke and leather add to an impression of pure virile power. It will be interesting to see if the 2016 softens with time in bottle. Today, it is very much a bruiser. Tasted three times.” (1/2019) 92 pts, Antonio Galloni for Vinous

“Cleanly extracted with fresh, bright but intense berry fruits, this has a nicely judged oak influence. A little sweet perhaps on the final flourish, but this holds its nerve through the mid-palate and is a good showing. Blend of 72% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon.” 92 pts, Jane Anson for Decanter

 

 

 

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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