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
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
Very rich and sweet. But with good energy and not too drying. Flatteringly sweet. Dry end. Not that intense.