There's black licorice, coffee bean and ripe fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful concentration of ripe fruit and currant. Shows tar and vanilla on the finish. Best after 2013. 16,665 cases made. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2008.
Owned by the famous negociant firm of Dourthe, the 2005 Belgrave is a solid effort from a property that has tremendous upside. This dark ruby/plum-colored wine exhibits classic Medoc notes of tobacco leaf, unsmoked cigars, spice box, blackcurrants and cedar wood. It is medium-bodied, with relatively ripe, soft tannins, and a nice, lush finish. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Jun 2015, www.robertparker.com
Healthy dark crimson. Lightly, slightly soapy nose. A little bit soft and lacking freshness. Valid 2005 representative but a bit muted. ‘Luncheon claret.’www.jancisrobinson.com, 18 Feb 2009