Château Belle-Vue 2016 - A.O.C Haut-Médoc
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89.3 sur 100 based on 3 Average rating of the Experts
Experts Global ScoreBased on 3 reviews
89.3
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Experts Reviews

88/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
16.5/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
90/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Blended of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Belle-Vue has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of spice box, cedar chest and oolong tea with a core of red and black currants plus a waft of chargrill. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh, soft and juicy with a lovely burst of black fruit in the mouth leading to a savory finish. Nearly 900 cases were made.
88
points on 100
Dark and winey, showing a core of steeped currant and blackberry fruit infused with ganache and smoldering tobacco notes. Solid juicy energy through the finish. Drink now through 2029. 9,778 cases made.
90
points on 100
En primeur, il impose sa belle belle classe en bouche, avec de la définition et de l'élégance, mais surtout beaucoup de fond. Encore une fois, il s'impose comme une très belle affaire.
16.5
points on 20

Description

It was in 2004 that Belle-Vue was acquired by the talented Vincent Mulliez, who unfortunately died prematurely in 2010. He will have had time to revitalize this remarkable set of properties both by rebuilding the cellars, partially replanting the vines and by setting up a new reinforced team, initially advised by Rémy Fouin. Continuing the work initiated by it, Vincent Mulliez will make Belle-Vue, one of the most prominent wines of Haut-Médoc in a few years. Today it is his wife who manages it, accompanied by his 5 children. The technical management of the property is entrusted to Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen and the consultant oenologist is Christophe Coupez.

Located in Macau, about fifteen kilometers north of Bordeaux and near Margaux, the 11.8 ha vineyard extends over deep coarse gravel soils. The original grape variety is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Merlot (27%) and Petit Verdot (20%), the latter late variety, which expresses itself particularly well in South Médoc. The average age of the vines is 30 years, the oldest dating back to 1907. The planting density is 6,600 vines / ha. The cultivation is done with tillage and grassing for deep rooting and follows the principles of reasoned control.



Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Belle-vue
  • Type of wine
    Cru Bourgeois
  • Appellation
    Haut-Médoc
  • Superficy
    11.8 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    33% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2032
  • 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 (Cru Bourgeois) from Haut-Médoc is made with a vineyard that has an area of 11.8 hectares by Château Belle-vue. The average age of the vines is 30 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 33% of new barrels.

Haut-Médoc

The clearing and enhancement of the Médoc only dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. The wines of this region are quickly known and their fame crosses borders.The appellation is recognized by the decree of November 14, 1936, updated in December 2011.
The soils are mainly composed of gravels, that is to say a mixture of gravels and sands, with nuances given the extent of the appellation area and the presence of a clay-limestone subsoil outcropping very marginally.