Tasted at the Syndicat de Pomerol. A deep purple/garnet colour, the Bellegrave ’10 has a refined, very pure bouquet with dark berries, boysenberry, crushed stone and just a touch of violet. Good definition and poise, though tightly coiled at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy entry, soft supple tannins, quite minerally on the finish where the Cabernet Franc takes over and says: I’m in charge. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
Neal MartinScore: 90-92/100
A delicious Pomerol which is approachable in its youth but will keep for at least a decade. The flavours are lively and lifted with hints of cassis and plums. A well balanced wine with firm, ripe tannins. Fairly long finish. Jeannie Cho Lee MW asianpalate.com
Jeannie Cho Lee MWScore: 88-90/100
Very rich and sweet. But with good energy and not too drying. Flatteringly sweet. Dry end. Not that intense.
Jancis Robinson MWScore: 16/20