Bellevue St Emilion 2010
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Tasting Notes and Scores
I rated this wine far higher from barrel. I only had a chance to see this wine once and the final blend of 98% and 2% Cabernet Franc was rigid, closed, tannic and not strutting its stuff. I didn’t detect anything off in the bottle, but this certainly seemed to have far more potential when tasted it from barrel. The fact that co-owner Hubert de Bouard is involved says to me that I’m probably off-base rather than the wine, but that’s the way it tasted, and all I can do is report that. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t the time or opportunity to re-taste it.
This wine comes from a fabulously located 18-acre estate in what is considered one of the finest neighborhoods of St.-Emilion, sandwiched between such chateaux as Angelus, Beausejour Duffau, and Beausejour-Becot.
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013
2010: From a fabulous location on the south/southwest slope near such notable estates as the two Beausejours and Angelus, this 15-acre vineyard has produced 1,500 cases from yields of 24 hectoliters per hectare. A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, it offers up aromas of crushed rocks, black raspberries, black cherries and cassis. An opulent, full-bodied St.-Emilion displaying sweeter tannins than normal, this impressively endowed, pure wine is capable of lasting 20-25 years.
There is a touch of ostentatious on this supremely ripe, gregarious bouquet with ravishing dark cherries, cassis and blueberries. The palate is sweet on the entry. Saturated tannins, ripe Morello cherries, strawberry and vanilla leading to quite an oaky finish. Very seductive but perhaps not quite as cerebral as recent vintages. Tasted April 2011.
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe (35hl/ha. 13.5%, 100% New) [98M/2CF] Super ripe, sweet, cassissy nose; full, concentrated, fresh, firmly tannic; intense, almost 'strong' in fruit, linear, moderately complex, with good, light length. Some delicacy there, but a powerful, chewy wine all the same. Impressive to taste, not so easy to drink. 2018-28+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]
Still a bit powerfully raw, with dark roasted spice and licorice up front, followed by a large core of dark fig, plum and currant paste. Noticeably grippy through the long finish. Rather backward now, but with plenty of guts. -J.M.
A beautiful purity of dark fruits to this with currants and blackberries on the nose. Flowers too. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a tangy finish. Attractive citrus character on the finish. Very fine indeed. Better in 2017.
-www.jamessuckling.com, 'Tasting Report: 2010's Greatness Across The Board in Bordeaux', 17 Feb 2013
A beautiful core of ripe fruits and berries, with currants and spices. Full and silky. Very polished.