2004 Château Belgrave Haut-Médoc Wine Tasting Note

2004 Château Belgrave  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Close to mature, the mid-weight wine offers secondary, tobacco, cedar and leafy notes along with bright, fresh red berries and tobacco. You can drink this now and over the next 6-8 years.

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Belgrave Chateau Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Belgrave, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Belgrave needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Belgrave is usually better with at least 6-9 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Belgrave offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 6-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Belgrave, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Belgrave is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The red wine of Chateau Belgrave is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Belgrave is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.