Château Bellevue Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac 2009
<br/> A blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, this wine, which is made under the administration of Hubert de Bouard, tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Loads of chalky minerality from limestone soils are obviously present in this wine, which has a dense purple color, a viscous, full-bodied mouthfeel, huge fruit concentration, power, and structure. From yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, the wine is rather massive and backward in the mouth. It looks terrific and could turn out to be superior to their great 2000. However, patience will be required, as this wine needs 5-7 years of cellaring, but should last three decades.<br/><br/> (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2010)<br/><br/>
medium at best
Amazingly good when drunk on its own and given some time to breathe. With food somehow it has seemed less impressive which is strange. We plan on checking back in a year or two.
External Reviews for Château Bellevue Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac
The 2005, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is a wine for true connoisseurs. It possesses a dense purple color to the rim along with a huge perfume of camphor, charcoal, graphite, blackberries, cassis, raspberries, and a liqueur of rocks-like component. Super-concentrated with chewy richness as well as enormous tannins, it, along with Ausone and Clos de Sarpe, may be St. Emilion's most backward wine. More of a long distance runner, it will provide little near-term pleasure.
Powerful aromas of coffee, licorice and blackberry follow through to a full body, with soft, velvety tannins, a long, flavorful finish and a mineral, chocolate and aniseed aftertaste. Has a balanced, caressing texture. Best after 2012. 1,875 cases ma... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Bellevue 750ml
Food Pairings for Château Bellevue Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac
On the nose, it's very aromatic, with a concentrated character of mulberry, blackberry, cassis, hibiscus, and rose, with a hint of toastiness. On the palate, it explodes with the flavors of crushed raspberries, mulberries, cassis, the tannins come in later, but at first, it's about dense black fruits. This is a full-bodied wine with bright, mouthwatering acidity. A very long finish.