Château Belle-Vue 2018 - A.O.C Haut-Médoc
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90.5 sur 100 based on 4 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

90/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
93/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
88/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
91/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

A blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carménère, aged for approximately 14 months in oak, 30% new, the 2018 Belle-Vue reveals pretty notions of crushed blackberries, mulberries and boysenberries, plus suggestions of underbrush, ground cloves and menthol. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled and refreshing, delivering bags of crunchy black fruits and a soft texture, finishing with a minty kick. It has 14% alcohol.
90
points on 100
With a blend that has an unusual 18% Petit Verdot, this wine is dark in color and firm, with big black-fruit flavors. It is rich, intense and full of tannins that indicate great aging potential. This powerful wine is likely to be ready from 2025.
93
points on 100
Solid dark cherry and plum fruit is lined with a light licorice note. Open-knit finish has a subtle tug of earth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 8,700 cases made, 6,100 cases imported.
88
points on 100
The melange of flowers, spice-box, cherries, wet earth and cocoa smells just great. On the palate, things get even better with all the sweet, fresh, energetic, juicy, ripe, soft, textured, red fruits, spice and herbs in the finish. One of the few Bordeaux produced using all 5 allowable grape varieties, the wine was made blending 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere.
91
points on 100

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 Exceptionnel
  • 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 2025 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
    2029
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel) 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 14 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.