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Chateau Bellegrave Cru Bourgeois Pauillac 2002

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124503 for £15.Pauillac is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines from the commune of Pauillac and a few clearly marked parcels outside it.Pauillac is located on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 25 miles north of the City of Bordeaux and is one of the Bordeaux region's more prestigious appellations with a total of 18 classed growths,including three first growths,in the famous 1855 classification of the Medoc.Chateau Bellegrave is not one of them however but a small [8 hectares under vine] Cru Bourgeois estate.My bottle consists of 62% cabernet sauvignon,31% merlot and 7% cabernet franc and spent a year in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast There is some blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble style fruit but the main impresion is of suggestions of coffee or smoke.The tannins are soft but provide excellent structure.In short,this is a lovely bottle of wine by any standards,and I am not the only one to think so because the 2002 vintage got a silver medal at the Concours General Agricole Paris in 2004.

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Chateau Bellegrave [Pauillac]:
This small [8 hectares under vine] cru bourgeois estate is located in the south of the Pauillac commune just north of Chateau Latour. A Mr H. Van der Voort from California bought it in 1901 but his family sold it to J.P.Meffre.who already owned several Bordeaux estates including Chateau du Glana in Saint Julien although he was originally from the Rhone valley in 1997.The estate is now run by ... Read more
This small [8 hectares under vine] cru bourgeois estate is located in the south of the Pauillac commune just north of Chateau Latour. A Mr H. Van der Voort from California bought it in 1901 but his family sold it to J.P.Meffre.who already owned several Bordeaux estates including Chateau du Glana in Saint Julien although he was originally from the Rhone valley in 1997.The estate is now run by his sons Ludovic and Julien. There is a Grande Wine and a second wine called 'Les Sieurs de Bellegrave' Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124503 for £15.Pauillac is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines from the commune of Pauillac and a few clearly marked parcels outside it.Pauillac is located on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 25 miles north of the City of Bordeaux and is one of the Bordeaux region's more prestigious appellations with a total of 18 classed growths,including three first growths,in the famous 1855 classification of the Medoc.Chateau Bellegrave is not one of them however but a small [8 hectares under vine] Cru Bourgeois estate.My bottle consists of 62% cabernet sauvignon,31% merlot and 7% cabernet franc and spent a year in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast There is some blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble style fruit but the main impresion is of suggestions of coffee or smoke.The tannins are soft but provide excellent structure.In short,this is a lovely bottle of wine by any standards,and I am not the only one to think so because the 2002 vintage got a silver medal at the Concours General Agricole Paris in 2004.




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