2018 Château Bellefont-Belcier


18 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Ratings: JD 95-97  JS 95-96  RP 91-93  DC-91

Size: 750 ml


18 in stock


95-97    Jeb Dunnuck
“Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2018 Château Bellefont-Belcier always showed brilliantly, with a full-bodied, sexy style that’s very much in the vintage. Coming from a 12.5-hectare vineyard just beside Larcis Ducasse (this is an incredible terroir) and a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 40% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of ripe black fruits, tobacco leaf, earth, and spice box. Deep, rich, and textured, with sweet tannins, it’s another rock star effort this vintage that’s going to benefit from just short-term cellaring and keep for two decades or more.”

95-96    James Suckling
“Intense aromas and flavors of blue fruit and violets. Hints of green tea and black olives. Changes all the time. Medium-to full-bodied with polished and very silky tannins. Love the center palate. The finish lasts for minutes. This year, about one-third cabernet franc gives an edge to the merlot and the touch of cabernet sauvignon.”

91-93    Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Bellefont Belcier delivers profound notions of warm plums, baked cherries and mulberries with hints of spice cake and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and decadent, it has a rock-solid backbone of rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Aging is in progress for an anticipated 20 months in 40% new, 40% one year-old and 20% two year-old barrels. The blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.”

91    Decanter
“Vignobles K’s second vintage, and it’s clear just how much potential there is at this estate, bought in 2017. It’s beautifully bright in colour, with soft, plummy, juicy fruits and good texture. There are lots of tannins but they support rather than overpower the palate. Liquorice and traces of smoked sarments appear on the persistent, juicy finish. Drinking Window 2026 – 2040.”

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 13 in


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