This is a deeply opaque wine and surprisingly complex wine. The nose opened with blackcurrant and cedar, with a background aroma of vanilla cream, but very light, not overpowering wood-based vanilla. The palate shows blackcurrants and blackberries. Peppermint and eucaplyptus appear on the mid-palate. Mouth feel is silkly, with firm tannins and bright acidity. It would be a great match with beef or lamb. It could also be enjoyed without food as a pleasant sit-and-sipper.

WHO Chateau de Bellevue
WHAT St. Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux Blend
WHERE France, Bordeaux, St. Émilion
WHEN 2005
HOW MUCH $15 (375 ml)


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