Dear Wine Lover,
We started to receive some of the 2016 Bordeaux in our cellar
Have you ever heard about Chateau Bellevue in St. Emilion? This is one of our latest favorite, in the recent years the quality is getting better and better and this is now one of the propriety to watch!
The château is known to have a great terroir. The ancient Romans were aware of this and its easy to spot remains of the original plantings left by them. Starting with the 2000 vintage at Chateau Bellevue, the dynamic duo of Bordeaux, Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt were hired to turn the estate around. That was the first vintage in ages showing how good Chateau Bellevue could be, but only since 2007, there was a big revolution, de Bouard Family (owners of Chateau Angelus, which is located almost adjacent to the propriety) purchased 50% stake in the chateau. Hubert de Bouard instituted top to bottom renovations for the wine making facilities, chateau and vineyards of Chateau Bellevue. The labels on the bottles were updated as well. This was to compliment the changes in the vineyards and chateau.
Hubert de Bouard refers to the estate as the Petrus of St. Emilion, due to its high concentration of Merlot. Chateau Bellevue is a labor intensive wine to make. After the fruit is hand harvested from their Saint Emilion vineyards, the grapes are taken to the reception area and placed on four sorting tables. Vinification of Chateau Bellevue takes place in a combination of cement and oak tanks. Each block is fermented separately.
75.0 cl Château Bellevue - St. Emilion - 2016 CHF 50.00
(CHF 53.85 Vat Incl.)
36 bottles or more at CHF 47.00 (CHF 50.60 Vat Incl.)
Half Bottles (37.5cl) at CHF 26.00 (CHF 28.00 Vat Incl.)
Magnums (150cl) at CHF 105.00 (CHF 113.10 Vat Incl.)
Double Magnums (300cl) at CHF 250.00 (CHF 269.25 Vat Incl.)
Imperials (600cl) at CHF 520.00 (CHF 560.05 Vat Incl.)
Nebuchadnezzar (1500cl) at CHF 1550.00 (CHF 1669.35 Vat Incl.)
James Suckling 97-98 Points: This is very exciting with great depth, power of fruit and mineral undertones. Full and intense. Great finish. Better than 2015?