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    Chateau Bellefont Belcier 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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    • RP94
    • WS93
    Price: $59.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 101808

    Winemaker's Notes:

    What a pleasure to be able to discover a thousand subtleties through a wine. And precisely by tasting the vintages and comparing them, these nuances are easily appreciated. Without a doubt they have a family air, but each year can boast of its own richness. Should it be drunk young or old ? Today, it is no longer a crime to drink these wines younger. The tradition, however, is to let the red wines age over a longer period, especially the Saint Émilion and, in particular, the Bellefont Belcie

    Critical Acclaim:

    A marvelous sleeper of the vintage from Dominique Hebrard, this 2005 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, a smoky, blackberry liqueur-filled nose with hints of licorice, earth, and truffles, full body, powerful flavors, and dramatic, but sweet tannin. Moreover, this beauty is still available at a realistic price. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, dried lavender and licorice lead to a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful and juicy. Superb. Best after 2012. 4,165 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good deep red-ruby. Currant, smoke and roast coffee on the expressive nose. Suave and sweet, with a fine-grained texture and enticing inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of redcurrant and tobacco. Finishes with fine tannins and very good length.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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