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Château Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2005

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RP 88 WS 89 ST 89

Chateau Bellevue:
Acquired by Vincent Mulliez in 2004, Château BELLE-VUE results from a terroir whose history merges with that of the wine of Bordeaux. Located on the commune typically “médocaine” of Macau, yesterday seat of an active shipping industry, now famous for its vineyards, this vineyard knows a true rebirth. Château BELLE-VUE enjoyed a very good reputation from the 19t... Read more
Acquired by Vincent Mulliez in 2004, Château BELLE-VUE results from a terroir whose history merges with that of the wine of Bordeaux. Located on the commune typically “médocaine” of Macau, yesterday seat of an active shipping industry, now famous for its vineyards, this vineyard knows a true rebirth. Château BELLE-VUE enjoyed a very good reputation from the 19th century and won many awards: Gold medal in Amsterdam in 1895, as well as silver medals in Brussels (1897), Paris (1900) and Bordeaux (1907). Over the last vintages, notably since 1999, the wines of Château BELLE-VUE have been regularly distinguished with honours and medals in wine competitions and in the international press. The 10 hectare vineyard is located on a plateau with deep gravely soil (7-10 metres) adjacent to Château Giscours (Margaux AOC). The soil is naturally well drained, enabling the grapes to ripe early. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,175
3.00 5
11/08/2009

Deep, blood-red color. Pleasant, blackcurrant (cassis) and lightly sugared fruit on the nose. The attack is a bit unpleasantly tannic. Oak seems in balance. Nevertheless, satisfactory, almost new-world flavor if not particularly reminiscent of the Medoc. A possible crowd-pleaser (due to new world fruit-forward style) that has reasonable value in today's market and is fairly well made. However, there is not much finesse or elegance. But overall, a much better wine than some amateur reviews might indicate. Good for immediate consumption and over the next couple of years.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,306
4.00 5
07/01/2012

The 2005 Château Belle-Vue Haut Médoc presents a deep, inky red color in the glass, with some brightness around the edges. The nose is quintessential Bordeaux, with hints of vanilla, spice, leather and cedar. There's also a hint of smoke that seems to tie everything together. The taste presents some early hints of ripe fruit which quickly gives way to a gravel and a bit of jamminess midpalate. The tannins are somewhat sharp still providing for a long, dry and satisfying finish. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/07/2005-chateau-belle-vue-haut-medoc.html


External Reviews for Château Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

External Review
Source: Bowery And Vine
10/21/2010

A dense ruby/purple robe with a powerful nose of oak and berry fruit. Medium bodied on the palate, it is an elegant expressive oaked wine with typical characteristics. Fresh crisp finish.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/09/2010

A deep impenetrable robe is the first indication that the 2003 Chateau Belle-Vue Haut-Medoc is no ordinary Bordeaux. And the wine's flamboyant, almost exotic bouquet confirms the hypothesis. Reminiscent of top-notch Margaux or even Pomerol in this vintage, the 2005 Chateau Belle-Vue captivates the nose with scents of wild berries, creme de cassis, scorched earth, and lush woodlands. On the palate this warm, flavorful claret unfolds slowly and methodically, but the end result makes it well worth the wait. Lush, smooth, well-integrated flavors conjure the essences of blackberry, coffee, and vanilla as they glide harmoniously across the palate. They are followed by a wave of sweet tannins, transfused with mocha and plum. Although gentle and hedonistic from the moment the cork exits the bottle, the 2003 Chateau Belle-Vue is persistent on the palate and never misses a beat. Just give it some time to breathe (an hour is not too long) and you will be well rewarded. Gently and without fanfare, this charming well-balance claret works its magic. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Château Belle-Vue Haut-Medoc 2005 and all other wine from Château Belle-Vue are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and across the globe.


External Review
08/26/2015

One of the few Bordeaux wines to include Carmenere in the blend, Belle-Vue's final blend in 2005 is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, and 3% Carmenere. It reveals more tannin than most of the "big little wines" in this report, along with great fruit, medium body, and plenty of character. Give it another six months of bottle age, and enjoy it over the following 7-8. RP #178 Aug 2008



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