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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Taking the reins of the château in 2000, Nicolas Thienpont, with expert advice from Stéphane Derenoncourt, launched a programme of renovation work to improve the natural drainage of the soil, replanting certain plots of the vineyard and introducing new biodynamic vine-tending techniques to complement the estate’s traditional working methods.

In this same spirit of constantly striving for perfection, the winemaking team from Château Angelus now supervises all work in the vineyard and in the winery.

Bordering on the highest point of the famous Saint-Emilion limestone plateau (75m), the vines of Château Bellevue are spread over around 7 hectares of south and south-west facing slopes, nestled side by side with the Premiers Grands Crus Classés. 

They are rooted in a varied terroir that reflects the geological evolution of the region, with a clay-limestone subsoil which becomes progressively richer in limestone towards the top of the hill.

98 % Merlot, 2 % Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes : A blend of floral and spicy notes in the bouquet. A powerful character: full-bodied, elegant and consistent. Great volume and presence on the palate. Tightly-structured tannins give way to rich, warm notes. 

Food-wine pairings : meats in rich sauces, game birds, lamb , cheese.

 

 

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Deepish ruby. Dark fruits, coffee, blackberries, spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, dark berries and spices, quite intense. 89-91
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Deep colour. Intense black cherry cola aromas. Richly textured wine with fine chocolaty tannins, plenty of savoury oak. Delicious to drink. 93 points 
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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Bellevue 2015  ( Château Bellevue )

"Deepish ruby. Dark fruits, coffee, blackberries, spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, dark berries and spices, quite intense. 89-91"

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Bellevue 2015  ( Château Bellevue )

"Deep colour. Intense black cherry cola aromas. Richly textured wine with fine chocolaty tannins, plenty of savoury oak. Delicious to drink. 93 points "

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