Château Bellegrave 2015 - A.O.C Pauillac
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88.0 sur 100 based on 5 Average rating of the Experts
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88.0
 
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Experts Reviews

85/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
87/100
Score de Jean Marc Quarin
Jean Marc Quarin
89/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
16/20
Score du Figaro
Le Figaro Vin
90-91/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling

Vin fruité et plutôt fin au nez. Bouche pleine, juteuse, savoureuse, juste un brin vive dans la persistance.
87
points on 100
Fresh, with a mix of cassis, bitter cherry, savory and iron notes that have a sleek edge and stay in unison through the finish. Should develop a bit more with short-term cellaring. Best from 2019 through 2022. 2,700 cases made, 300 cases imported.
89
points on 100
A pretty core of blackberry and black cherry character. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavors.
90-91
points on 100
Bellegrave possède une jolie matière pleine, une petite sècheresse passagère, mais il sera d’un grand charme.
16
points on 20

Description

Château Bellegrave is located south of the town of Pauillac between castles Latour, Pichon-Longueville and Lynch-Bages. Former property of the late Mr. Armand Roux, the estate was acquired in 1901 by his partner and sole successor, MH Van-Der-Voort. It was in 1997 that Mr. J.P Meffre, operator in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle Château Du Glana (Cru Bourgeois) and Château Lalande, acquired it.Originally from the Comtat Venaissin, in the Vaucluse, it was in 1954, to sell its Cabernet Sauvignon plants that Gabriel MEFFRE, a renowned pépinériste, discovered the Médoc and bought several properties in the towns of Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac and Saint-Laurent. Julian. Today it is the grandsons Ludovic and Julien who manage this new property.


The vineyard

Certainly one of the oldest in this privileged country, is landlocked in the plots of the greatest classified growths of the Pauillac appellation of origin. It covers 8.30 hectares with an average planting density of 8,333 vines per hectare.  As the name of the property suggests, the soil consists of Garonne gravels that promote drainage and restore the bunches of heat accumulated during the day.  The main works on the vineyard: Manual budding, leaf stripping and thinning, manual harvesting in crates, reasoned control, plot management.


Outstanding qualities

The technical efforts and the many care provided to the vineyard, associated with an exceptional terroir, allow an optimal maturity. The aging is 12 months in new barrels at 45-50% depending on the vintage.


 We are sure that Pauillac is the promised land of Cabernet Sauvignon where strength and elegance can be expressed. Thus, our passion leads us to find the judicious balance between modern methods and the respect of the traditions so that Bellegrave can express the best of its potential.

A high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon allows Bellegrave wines to improve as they age. They become more flexible, fat and finish in length with velvety and elegance. The technical efforts and the many care provided to the vineyard, associated with an exceptional terroir, allow an optimal maturity.


Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Bellegrave
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Pauillac
  • Superficy
    8.35 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    22 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    45% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2033
  • Wine apogee
    2027
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Pauillac is made with a vineyard that has an area of 8.35 hectares by Château Bellegrave. The average age of the vines is 22 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 45% of new barrels.

Pauillac

The Pauillac appellation is located on the left bank of the Gironde and brings together exceptional climatic and geological conditions, which allows it to produce very great wines. Capital of the Médoc viticole, the port city of Pauillac gave its name to the appellation. The AOC can boast of having three wines in the first five classified growths of 1855: Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. On its 1,200 ha of vines, Pauillac produces 54,000 hl of red wines each year. Note that Mouton-Rothschild also produces a white wine.
Pauillac is a jewel of the Médoc, it indeed has 18 classified growths which represent 85% of its production. Perched on a beautiful rump of gravels, its terroir is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon assembled with Merlot and to a lesser extent with Petit Verdot and Malbec.