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Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)

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2018 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc) Petit Verdot  (Bordeaux) 88

Don't plan a trip to the dentist after tasting this wine. It's inky, it's going to stain your teeth. Massive, powerful, rich, fleshy, dark and spicy, it reminds me of a Napa wine. Some tasters are going to like this more than others. This is a rarity in Bordeaux as it is one of the few wines made from 100% Petit Verdot. 87-89 Pts

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2018 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Floral, polished, sweet and spicy, the wine is elegant, juicy, medium-bodied and lusty on the palate. One of the few Bordeaux produced using all 5 allowable grape varieties, the wine was made blending 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere. 90-92 Pts

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2017 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc) Petit Verdot  (Bordeaux) 89

Dark in color, the wine is fresh, spicy and crisp with a lean to dark fruits. This is a rarity in Bordeaux as it is one of the few wines made from 100% Petit Verdot.

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2017 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Juicy, fresh, spicy black raspberries with a crunchy, bright character, soft tannins and a forward approach are found here. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% alcohol.

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2016 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Quite spicy, fresh, floral and full-bodied, with a ripe, round blast of fruit and spice, good concentration and lush textures.

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Soft tannins, juicy, spicy, fruits with a bite of crisp, crunchy berries and licorice in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot and reached 13.5% alcohol.

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2016 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc) Petit Verdot  (Bordeaux) 91

Opaque, deep in color, with purple accents, this is quite a rarity in Bordeaux, being made from 100% Petit Verdot. The wine is massive, dense, mouth filling, long, spicy and crisp.

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2015 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 91

With a deep, rich, color along with boysenberry, cocoa, soft tannins and a spicy, floral ripe nose, you also enjoy round, smoky, black cherries in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.5% alcohol. 90 - 92 Pts

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2014 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Soft tannins and a spicy, floral and ripe nose are coupled with fresh, smoky black cherries in the finish. This should be quite tasty on release. The wine was made from a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 22% Petit Verdot and reached 13.5% alcohol. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 87

The wine is floral and spicy, serving up dark raspberries and a medium-bodied, bold style. From a blend of is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and 24% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 88

With oak, licorice and dark berries, this wine is spicy, fresh and lively, offering good character. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 88

From an assemblage of 46 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and one of the larger percentages of Petit Verdot at 23%, the wine reached 13% alcohol and will be aged in 40% new oak. Cassis and licorice, medium bodied and a soft, red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Chateau Belle-Vue From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, oak, vanilla, forest floor, floral and cassis aromas open to a medium bodied, soft textured wine offering ample fresh cassis and dark cherry. 88-90 Pts

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2009 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 90

From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a large percentage Petit Verdot that clocks in at 20%, the wine is packed with sweet, jammy black cherries, coffee, licorice, blackberry and earth, Soft, round and forward, this is already fun to drink. It should be available for about $20. This is an outstanding Bordeaux value wine.

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2008 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Medium bodied, with red and black plums, spice, olive and floral scents, this is already drinking well. This Haut Medoc wine was produced from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 20% Petit Verdot representing the highest percentage of Petit Verdot planted in Bordeaux! Later vintages show a marked increase in style, quality and depth.

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2006 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Deeply colored, this Haut Medoc has developed nicely. From a unique blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, the wine offers licorice, olives, blackberries, floral and earthy scents. Round and lush, this elegant wine remains one of the better priced, Bordeaux wine values. This won't make old bones. Who cares? It drinks well now and it runs a little over $20.

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2005 Château Belle-Vue (Haut-Médoc)  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Fully mature, and slightly on the rustic side, there is still plenty of spicy, dark red fruits and licorice on the nose and palate to enjoy. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 3% Carmenere.

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