A generous and full-bodied Haut-Medoc
The property is managed by Isabelle Mulliez, Belle-Vue is a Haut-Medoc that never ceases to surprise year after year. The vineyard of 14.58 hectares produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot on plots of deep gravel.
Chateau Belle-Vue 2016 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (35%) and Petit Verdot (20%). Its color is very deep and pronounced, similar to ink. Aromas are immediately present, rich and fruity. In the mouth, the weight of the wine is very full, with dense tannins. This wine is a sublime combination of superb freshness, and aims to impress.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Belle Vue is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot picked at 55 hectoliters per hectare between 3-20 October and matured in 30% new oak. It has a surprisingly backward bouquet that demanded some coaxing, a succinct nose with just a touch of pencil lead. The palate is well balanced with succulent black fruit, a light grip in the mouth and a very Margaux-like finish. The 2015 was very fine, but I think this might turn out to be even better. This comes recommended.