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Dark, fleshy and voluptuous, with striking dark stone fruit, smoke, tobacco, incense and leather notes. A good amount of French oak shapes the wine and gives it depth, yet all the elements are very nicely balanced. This dark, sumptuous wine shows the more virile, masculine side of Saint-Émilion. There is considerable depth in the glass, but also an influence from the oak.
Lucky enough to try this at the last Christmas tasting - just sensational. True luxury in a glass.
Château Bellefont-Belcier originally belonged to a very powerful Bordeaux family: at the end of the 18th century, the Count Louis-François de Belcier had first founded the vineyard then, at the beginning of the 19th century, he build the Château which he named Bellefont (Belle Fontaine means ‘beautiful fountain’ and is a reference to the numerous springs hidden on the hillside into which the vines plunge their roots.)
Major restructuring work in the vineyard was undertaken in 1994. Château Bellefont-Belcier was classified in 2006 as Grand Cru Classé.
|Grape||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Type / Colour||Red|
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