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Chateau Bellegrave Pauillac 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Pauillac
DC
93
JS
93
VM
92
WS
92
WA
90
Additional vintages
DC
93
Rated 93 by Decanter
Plenty of grip, you are taken straight into Pauillac in the first few beats of this wine, with its cassis and bilberry fruits, hawthorn and eucalyptus juice and spice, and the powerful tannins that are the mark of the vintage up here. These are concentrated fruits, but overall there is also a sense of uplift and forward motion. Great stuff. ... More details
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Chateau Bellegrave Pauillac 2020 750ml

SKU 905098
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Professional Ratings
DC
93
JS
93
VM
92
WS
92
WA
90
DC
93
Rated 93 by Decanter
Plenty of grip, you are taken straight into Pauillac in the first few beats of this wine, with its cassis and bilberry fruits, hawthorn and eucalyptus juice and spice, and the powerful tannins that are the mark of the vintage up here. These are concentrated fruits, but overall there is also a sense of uplift and forward motion. Great stuff.
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
Fragrant and complex nose of blackberries, cloves, pine cones and walnuts. It’s medium-bodied, elegant and refined, with firm, silky tannins. Beautifully integrated and balanced. Lengthy, too. Drink after 2024.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
The 2020 Bellegrave has a well-defined bouquet of blackberry, wild hedgerow and light iris petal scents, mint and cedar gently unfurling with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, a fine bead of acidity, cedar and graphite pinning it down as Pauillac and nowhere else on the finish. Good show!
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Soft-edged, though there's a buried iron note just underneath a wave of lovely cassis, plum sauce and black cherry reduction. This also shows sweet tobacco and chestnut accents along the way. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2035. 2,500 cases made, 800 cases imported.
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2020 Bellegrave (Pauillac) displays a deep purple-black color and pronounced notes of warm cassis, stewed black plums and redcurrant jelly, plus hints of cedar chest, bouquet garni and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, the palate is chewy and refreshing, delivering a modest fruit offering and a stewed tea finish.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Pauillac
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 93 - Plenty of grip, you are taken straight into Pauillac in the first few beats of this wine, with its cassis and bilberry fruits, hawthorn and eucalyptus juice and spice, and the powerful tannins that are the mark of the vintage up here. These are concentrated fruits, but overall there is also a sense of uplift and forward motion. Great stuff.
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region of France consistently enjoys the reputation of being the finest region for wine making in the world. But what is it that makes this area around the Gironde river so special? The secret lies in their ancient and careful blend of no more than six high quality, flavorful and unique grape varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere are all permitted for usage in the production of Bordeaux wines, and the winery carefully considers how to balance the fine points of one varietal against another. Most commonly, Cabernet Sauvignon is used as the main grape varietal, usually with vintners making wines containing upwards of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon grape juices. This varietal lends its big, spicy, fruity flavors and astringent, tannin-heavy character to the mix. Normally, this strong varietal is then tempered and rounded by Merlot, a fleshy, fruity and far lighter bodied grape, containing far fewer tannins and a much brighter flavor The blended wines are normally left to age in oak, where they can continue to work together and produce their wonderful results.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

The wineries of Bordeaux in France are widely considered to be amongst the finest on earth, with many of the chateaux found on the Left Bank and in the Médoc region routinely demanding enormous prices and being snapped up by collectors looking to add the best examples of the world's white and red wines to their cellars. Bordeaux's secret to success comes from the fact that the terroir of the region is exceptionally rich in minerals, helped by the clay and gravel soils which typify the area and the Gironde river which runs through it. Normally humid in climate, the nearby Atlantic coast supplies cooling breezes, making Bordeaux a winemaker's dream and resulting in extremely high quality grape varietals. For hundreds of years, the wineries of Bordeaux have been mastering the art of wine blending, and today produce a wide range of wine styles using many of the sixteen grape varietals permitted to grow in the region by French law.
fields

Country: France

It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.
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