2016 Château Bellegrave Pauillac Pauillac Wine Tasting Note


2016 Château Bellegrave  (Pauillac) 90

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, juicy red currant, cedar, tobacco and plum filled wine. The tannins have just enough snap and bite giving you a rustic nature, but not overly so. This well-priced Pauillac is already easy to drink.

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Chateau Bellegrave Pauillac Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Bellegrave, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Bellegrave needs just a little time in the cellar before it is truly ready to drink. Young vintages can be decanted for an at least 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 Bellegrave is usually better with at least 3-5 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Bellegrave should offer its best drinking and reach peak maturity between 7-15 years after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Bellegrave with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Bellegrave is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Bellegrave is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Bellegrave is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.