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2006 Bellevue

Bellevue (St-Emilion)

86Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

This is a wine that I appear to have badly misjudged when tasting out of barrel. I had the bottled 2006 Bellevue several times, and it was consistently hard, austere, and lean. Generally I love what this great terroir, surrounded by such famous names as Angelus and the two Beausejours, can produce. Moreover, there is no doubting the genius of the two men responsible for this wine, Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. Nevertheless, I was surprised to see just how hard, austere, and angular this wine is. It is hard to find any charm or deep, concentrated, ripe fruit in this muscular, structured, forbiddingly tannic, and seemingly out of balance wine. Feb 2009, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 86/100

12x75cl-1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace£301.00
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