Red

2017 Bellevue (Saint Emilion)

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We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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Average Score 92.38

Solid palate with pretty fruit and tight tannins that give the wine form and definition. Medium to full body. polished structure and a focused finish. Excited to see how this will progress.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Bellevue offers gorgeous crushed black plums, black cherries and wild blueberries scents with wafts of Indian spices, Marmite toast, fertile loam, potpourri and spice cake. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is rich and concentrated with tons of black and blue fruits and firm, grainy tannins, with gorgeous freshness and a long mineral-laced finish. A beautiful, seductive Bellevue.
The low pH of 3.5 makes this difficult to taste when very young, but there's still a lot to get out of it. It's a different style of Merlot, showing more minerality than you tend to find with this varietal here, accompanied by a great density of fruit which breaks through the austere attack. It has tannic grip, with arms firmly wrapped around the plush damson fruit and slate - it's clearly going to age very well. It's not particularly marked by oak flavours, although you know they are there. Unlike many, this underwent a late malolactic fermentation because it was left to occur naturally.
Smells dark and ripe and very Merlot. Chewy and firm but super-polished, making it seem as if it will be accessible in relative youth. Juicy and so packed with fruit but avoiding excess sweetness. (JH)

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