Château Belle-Vue Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2011

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Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Olympia, WA (46 mi)
USD 16.50
750ml
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Finally a modern-style, excellent quality Claret that is affordable to all but the indigent. Bottled in heavy glass weighty enough to bring down a ... Read more

This petit chateau was a sneak preview for the local 2007 Bordeaux Release officially due next weekend. Though not quite as structured as the 2005... Read more

Very bitter when first opened. It mellowed after about an hour, but was very boring. Absent of fruit. Read more

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,543
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/01/2011

Finally a modern-style, excellent quality Claret that is affordable to all but the indigent. Bottled in heavy glass weighty enough to bring down a nasty criminal, this wine opens up with an inviting plum, smoke and coffee nose. Almost black, it is deeper, more integrated and satisfying than either its neighbor Gironville or prior vintages. The entry is smooth and luscious with delicious black fruit and coffee. The Petit Verdot component works well - contrary to comments ascribed to Peter Sichel on this variety. Excellent value and approachable now.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,543
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/18/2010

This petit chateau was a sneak preview for the local 2007 Bordeaux Release officially due next weekend. Though not quite as structured as the 2005, this modern Haut-Medoc wine is cherry-black and redolent of coffee, cola, Western Red Cedar smoke and crushed blackberry. These appealing scents couple nicely with a slight acerbity on entry - but no forward tannin to speak of. Finish is medium and warm. Easy drinking, though strongly flavored. Petit Verdot and Carmenere in the blend.


Snooth User: Eric Tinch
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/24/2012

Very bitter when first opened. It mellowed after about an hour, but was very boring. Absent of fruit.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,543
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
3127991,982
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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


Snooth User: gentleolas
7922264
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/03/2008

Delicious after some breathing, with a dry, clean finish and wheat overtones. Excellent with creamy dishes (like oyster bisque.)


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

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

Nice, ripe, saturated feel, with lots of cassis and crushed plum fruit coursing along, and mouthwatering spice and graphite kicking in on the finish. Very tasty.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Belle Vue 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 05/13/2011

50% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, and 20% petit verdot. Planted in deep, gravelly soils situated just south of a jalle (drainage ditch) - that separates Belle-Vue from Giscours. Table-sorted and, after a 25-day cold soak, fermented in stainless wit... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Belle Vue 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


External Review
Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


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2003 07/07/2009

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2002 08/14/2009

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<p>The Hotel Belle-Vue in Bhamboudan Village, where the winery of Chateau Belle Vue is now located, was first built in 1860. The first vineyards were planted in 2000. Chateau Belle-Vue has a strong dedication to social awareness, with endeavors including donating money to scholarships for local children in need, and supporting the Belle-Vue Community Library.</p>

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