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Château Bellefont-Belcier

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2023
94
Spice, crushed rocks, flowers, red plums, incense, and mint create the nose. On the palate, the wine is racy, silky, lifted, elegant, and polished, with cocoa-topped black cherries, and plums from start to finish. The wine blends 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.14.5% ABV, 3.56 pH. Harvesting took place September 19 - October 5. Drink from 2027 - 2048. 93-95 Pts.

Spice, crushed rocks, flowers, red plums, incense, and mint create the nose. On the palate, the wine is racy, silky, lifted, elegant, and polished, with cocoa-topped black cherries, and plums from start to finish. The wine blends 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.14.5% ABV, 3.56 pH. Harvesting took place September 19 - October 5. Drink from 2027 - 2048. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
97
Flowers, plums, espresso, mint leaf, spice, cedar and blackberries create the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, elegant, refined, and packed with the essence of minerality adding complexity to its layers of cherries and plums. The fruits express purity and symmetry in the finish. The wine blends 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.15% ABV, 3.45 pH. Harvesting took place September 7 - October 6. The wine is aging in 30% new French oak barrels, 30% in foudres and 40% in used oak barrels. Drink from 2027 - 2050. 96-98 Pts.

Flowers, plums, espresso, mint leaf, spice, cedar and blackberries create the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, elegant, refined, and packed with the essence of minerality adding complexity to its layers of cherries and plums. The fruits express purity and symmetry in the finish. The wine blends 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.15% ABV, 3.45 pH. Harvesting took place September 7 - October 6. The wine is aging in 30% new French oak barrels, 30% in foudres and 40% in used oak barrels. Drink from 2027 - 2050. 96-98 Pts.

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2021
93
Still with a touch of oak to resolve, the wine is packed with loads of soft, silky, supple red fruits, spice, flowers, freshness, mint, espresso and cocoa in every sniff and sip. Drink from 2024-2038.

Still with a touch of oak to resolve, the wine is packed with loads of soft, silky, supple red fruits, spice, flowers, freshness, mint, espresso and cocoa in every sniff and sip. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Flowers, mint, spice and red pit fruits are already on display in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, juicy, vibrant and crisp, with freshness and energy to the red berries on the mid-palate and in the mineral-touched, refreshing finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.75% ABV. Drink from 2024-2038. 92-94

Flowers, mint, spice and red pit fruits are already on display in the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, juicy, vibrant and crisp, with freshness and energy to the red berries on the mid-palate and in the mineral-touched, refreshing finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.75% ABV. Drink from 2024-2038. 92-94

1,457 Views   Tasted
2020
95
The oceanic influences are what you initially find before moving on to all the flowers, smoke, and red fruits The wine is fresh, vibrant, elegant and refined. The red fruits show purity with a salty edge on the palate. There is length and precision here that builds and lingers. Drink from 2025-2050.

The oceanic influences are what you initially find before moving on to all the flowers, smoke, and red fruits The wine is fresh, vibrant, elegant and refined. The red fruits show purity with a salty edge on the palate. There is length and precision here that builds and lingers. Drink from 2025-2050.

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With a strong touch of minerality, the wine is elegant, fresh and refined with good intensity. The fruit is vibrant, lifted and precise. There is a refinement and purity in the sweet, red fruits. The finish is loaded with flowers, crushed rocks and stones providing you with length, complexity and freshness coupled with the ability to age and evolve. The wine was made from blending 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged in a combination of 30% foudres and 30% new, French oak. 94-96 Pts

With a strong touch of minerality, the wine is elegant, fresh and refined with good intensity. The fruit is vibrant, lifted and precise. There is a refinement and purity in the sweet, red fruits. The finish is loaded with flowers, crushed rocks and stones providing you with length, complexity and freshness coupled with the ability to age and evolve. The wine was made from blending 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged in a combination of 30% foudres and 30% new, French oak. 94-96 Pts

2,775 Views   Tasted
2019
94
Flowers, dark chocolate, cherries, black raspberries, smoke and licorice permeate the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, silky and vibrant, with a sweetness to the red fruits, minerality, chalky tannins and cocoa nuances that linger long after the wine has left the glass. Drink from 2024-2037.

Flowers, dark chocolate, cherries, black raspberries, smoke and licorice permeate the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, silky and vibrant, with a sweetness to the red fruits, minerality, chalky tannins and cocoa nuances that linger long after the wine has left the glass. Drink from 2024-2037.

2,396 Views   Tasted
With pungent aromas of crushed rock and stone in the forefront, the nose quickly moves to the floral side before the red berries, smoke and licorice kick in. Concentrated, with velvet textured, salty tannins and waves of sweet, ripe, fresh berries, the finish really sticks with you. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 13.95% ABV. The wine is aged in 40% new French oak barrels with 20% of the wine aging in foudres. 94-96 Pts

With pungent aromas of crushed rock and stone in the forefront, the nose quickly moves to the floral side before the red berries, smoke and licorice kick in. Concentrated, with velvet textured, salty tannins and waves of sweet, ripe, fresh berries, the finish really sticks with you. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 13.95% ABV. The wine is aged in 40% new French oak barrels with 20% of the wine aging in foudres. 94-96 Pts

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2018
95
Elegant, refined, concentrated, silky, fresh and pure, this beautiful wine exudes all the rocks, stones, flowers, licorice, spice, cherries, plums and blackberries you could ask for. The wine provides length, complexity and freshness coupled with the ability to age and evolve. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged in a combination of new and used French oak casks with 10% of the harvest being aged in amphora.

Elegant, refined, concentrated, silky, fresh and pure, this beautiful wine exudes all the rocks, stones, flowers, licorice, spice, cherries, plums and blackberries you could ask for. The wine provides length, complexity and freshness coupled with the ability to age and evolve. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged in a combination of new and used French oak casks with 10% of the harvest being aged in amphora.

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Flowers, crushed rocks, ripe, fresh stony fruits, silky textures and elegance. There is volume, refinement, length and character found here from start to finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.3% ABV. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak casks with 10% of the harvest being aged in amphora. 95-97 Pts

Flowers, crushed rocks, ripe, fresh stony fruits, silky textures and elegance. There is volume, refinement, length and character found here from start to finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.3% ABV. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak casks with 10% of the harvest being aged in amphora. 95-97 Pts

3,870 Views   Tasted
2017
93
The first vintage for new owner Peter Kwok is deep in color. The medium/full bodied, fresh, bright, black cherry, licorice and chocolate filled wine offers soft textures, freshness and minerality in the finish. The wine was made from blending 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The first vintage for new owner Peter Kwok is deep in color. The medium/full bodied, fresh, bright, black cherry, licorice and chocolate filled wine offers soft textures, freshness and minerality in the finish. The wine was made from blending 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

2,635 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Flowers, smoke, licorice, espresso, blackberry and plum are at the core of this wine. And so is the soft, silky tannins, freshness and juiciness in all the fruit. It is going to take time to allow the oak to integrate. So, be prepared to wait 8-10 years before pulling a cork. But the quality is there, so it is going to be worth the wait. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Flowers, smoke, licorice, espresso, blackberry and plum are at the core of this wine. And so is the soft, silky tannins, freshness and juiciness in all the fruit. It is going to take time to allow the oak to integrate. So, be prepared to wait 8-10 years before pulling a cork. But the quality is there, so it is going to be worth the wait. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

3,735 Views   Tasted
The last vintage for the previous owners is just super. The wine is soft, sexy, polished, ripe and vibrant, with a strong floral note, that adds to all the ripe, dark red berries, licorice and earthy notes.

The last vintage for the previous owners is just super. The wine is soft, sexy, polished, ripe and vibrant, with a strong floral note, that adds to all the ripe, dark red berries, licorice and earthy notes.

3,282 Views   Tasted
Almost opaque in color, the wine is smoky, floral and fruity. There is a profundity of flavor, purity of fruit, freshness and complexity. From a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the ABV reached 15% with no sensation of heat. The harvest took place between October 11 and October 22. This wine is a big step up for the estate and is clearly the best wine they have ever produced.

Almost opaque in color, the wine is smoky, floral and fruity. There is a profundity of flavor, purity of fruit, freshness and complexity. From a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the ABV reached 15% with no sensation of heat. The harvest took place between October 11 and October 22. This wine is a big step up for the estate and is clearly the best wine they have ever produced.

3,112 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Soft, elegant, fresh and stony, with a nice floral component, while still just a baby, it's easy to see how this is going to develop, with its wealth of fresh, ripe, sweet fruit, licorice, smoke and earthy polished nuances. By the time this hits 7-10 years of age, it's going to be in the sweet spot.

Soft, elegant, fresh and stony, with a nice floral component, while still just a baby, it's easy to see how this is going to develop, with its wealth of fresh, ripe, sweet fruit, licorice, smoke and earthy polished nuances. By the time this hits 7-10 years of age, it's going to be in the sweet spot.

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The blend of flowers and truffle on the nose gets you going. The fruit is ripe, sweet, round and soft. There is freshness, elegance and loads of ripe juicy, fresh fruits from start to finish. This is a good wine, giving the equally strong 2016 a run for the money However, things should get even better here, as the winery was recently sold to Peter Kwok, who already owns numerous, Right Bank vineyards. Stay tuned!

The blend of flowers and truffle on the nose gets you going. The fruit is ripe, sweet, round and soft. There is freshness, elegance and loads of ripe juicy, fresh fruits from start to finish. This is a good wine, giving the equally strong 2016 a run for the money However, things should get even better here, as the winery was recently sold to Peter Kwok, who already owns numerous, Right Bank vineyards. Stay tuned!

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The floral notes are strong here. They remain with you alongside the sweet ripe, cherries, licorice and cocoa. The wine is silky, medium/full bodied, and finishes with sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy plums and licorice. This is a very good wine, and gives the equally strong 2016 a run for the money However, things should get even better here, as the winery was recently sold to Peter Kwok, who already owns numerous, Right Bank vineyards. Stay tuned!

The floral notes are strong here. They remain with you alongside the sweet ripe, cherries, licorice and cocoa. The wine is silky, medium/full bodied, and finishes with sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy plums and licorice. This is a very good wine, and gives the equally strong 2016 a run for the money However, things should get even better here, as the winery was recently sold to Peter Kwok, who already owns numerous, Right Bank vineyards. Stay tuned!

3,513 Views   Tasted
With an attention seeking nose of flowers, cherries, licorice and cocoa, the medium/full bodied, silky, soft textured wine leaves you with sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy plums and licorice. This is a very good wine, perhaps the best produced here yet. However, things should get even better here, as the winery was recently sold to Peter Kwok, who already owns, numerous, Right Bank vineyards.

With an attention seeking nose of flowers, cherries, licorice and cocoa, the medium/full bodied, silky, soft textured wine leaves you with sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy plums and licorice. This is a very good wine, perhaps the best produced here yet. However, things should get even better here, as the winery was recently sold to Peter Kwok, who already owns, numerous, Right Bank vineyards.

3,463 Views   Tasted
Not quite at the level of the 2016, this is still a beauty. There is just the right blend of smoky, ripe, polished, earthy fruits, thyme, silky tannins and earth to get you excited.

Not quite at the level of the 2016, this is still a beauty. There is just the right blend of smoky, ripe, polished, earthy fruits, thyme, silky tannins and earth to get you excited.

2,707 Views   Tasted
With a distinctive floral nose, coupled with truffle, thyme and dark red fruits, this wine is fresh and lush with round, polished tannins in the rich finish. This is a major step up for Bellefont Belcier. From a blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, the ABV reached 15%, with no sensation of heat. The harvest took place between October 1 and October 14.

With a distinctive floral nose, coupled with truffle, thyme and dark red fruits, this wine is fresh and lush with round, polished tannins in the rich finish. This is a major step up for Bellefont Belcier. From a blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, the ABV reached 15%, with no sensation of heat. The harvest took place between October 1 and October 14.

2,589 Views   Tasted
2014
90
Licorice, smoke and round, polished black cherries with a soft, forward, sweet cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

Licorice, smoke and round, polished black cherries with a soft, forward, sweet cherry finish. 89-91 Pts

2,984 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Medium bodied, soft and fresh, this wine shows sweet cherries and espresso, more volume, flesh and complexity than the 2012. From a blend of 77% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.5% ABV and is aging in 80% new, French oak. 88-90 Pts

Medium bodied, soft and fresh, this wine shows sweet cherries and espresso, more volume, flesh and complexity than the 2012. From a blend of 77% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.5% ABV and is aging in 80% new, French oak. 88-90 Pts

3,484 Views   Tasted
2012
90
From a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is medium bodied, silky, soft and fresh with loads of ripe plums, juicy, sweet cherries and licorice. Forward in style, this will show well young.

From a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is medium bodied, silky, soft and fresh with loads of ripe plums, juicy, sweet cherries and licorice. Forward in style, this will show well young.

2,571 Views   Tasted
Medium-bodied with licorice, black cherry liqueur and licorice finish. 89-91 Pts

Medium-bodied with licorice, black cherry liqueur and licorice finish. 89-91 Pts

2,571 Views   Tasted
2011
90
Surprisingly good for the vintage, this blend of 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon offered sweet black cherries, plums, licorice and dark chocolate. Soft, polished and forward, the end notes deliver cocoa dusted plum sensations.

Surprisingly good for the vintage, this blend of 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon offered sweet black cherries, plums, licorice and dark chocolate. Soft, polished and forward, the end notes deliver cocoa dusted plum sensations.

2,816 Views   Tasted
2010
91
In the nose, copious notes of licorice, jammy black fruits, plum, cocoa and espresso. Rich, silky, fresh, plummy and lushly textured, this should be better and develop more complexity over the next few years. From yields of only 14 hectoliters per hectare, the wine was produced from a blend of 73% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 15.5% ABV.

In the nose, copious notes of licorice, jammy black fruits, plum, cocoa and espresso. Rich, silky, fresh, plummy and lushly textured, this should be better and develop more complexity over the next few years. From yields of only 14 hectoliters per hectare, the wine was produced from a blend of 73% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 15.5% ABV.

4,080 Views   Tasted
2009
91
This charming, seductive, forward wine opens with licorice, juicy plums, black cherry, jam, coffee and crushed stone. Rich, plush, round and open, this can be enjoyed young or aged for up to a decade.

This charming, seductive, forward wine opens with licorice, juicy plums, black cherry, jam, coffee and crushed stone. Rich, plush, round and open, this can be enjoyed young or aged for up to a decade.

3,999 Views   Tasted
2008
90
Just about there. Licorice, juicy plums, cherries, smoke, espresso bean and earthy aromas meld perfectly with the medium/full bodied, fresh, round, sweet, red berry fruits in the finish.

Just about there. Licorice, juicy plums, cherries, smoke, espresso bean and earthy aromas meld perfectly with the medium/full bodied, fresh, round, sweet, red berry fruits in the finish.

3,422 Views   Tasted
2006
87
Firm tannins, crisp, bright, red fruits and complex nose of earth, cherries and tobacco accompany the medium bodied, palate presence. This is drinking at peak today.

Firm tannins, crisp, bright, red fruits and complex nose of earth, cherries and tobacco accompany the medium bodied, palate presence. This is drinking at peak today.

2,895 Views   Tasted
2005
92
Licorice, black raspberry liqueur, minerality, coffee and floral scents pair well with the soft, round, voluptuous textures. The wine finishes with chocolate, licorice and black cherry. Give this this rich, concentrated, St. Emilion wine another 3-5 more years. For a stylish Bordeaux wine of this quality from a great vintage, this is still fairly priced.

Licorice, black raspberry liqueur, minerality, coffee and floral scents pair well with the soft, round, voluptuous textures. The wine finishes with chocolate, licorice and black cherry. Give this this rich, concentrated, St. Emilion wine another 3-5 more years. For a stylish Bordeaux wine of this quality from a great vintage, this is still fairly priced.

8,477 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Fully mature, elegant, soft, polished, medium bodied, refined expression of St. Emilion that is complicated with the addition of truffle, tobacco, plum, cherry and fresh thyme. Popped and poured, this is in the right place today.

Fully mature, elegant, soft, polished, medium bodied, refined expression of St. Emilion that is complicated with the addition of truffle, tobacco, plum, cherry and fresh thyme. Popped and poured, this is in the right place today.

3,242 Views   Tasted
1998
89
Fully mature, medium bodied, earthy, red berry dominated charmer with a touch of herbs, tobacco and wet earth that rides along with the soft, cherry fruits.

Fully mature, medium bodied, earthy, red berry dominated charmer with a touch of herbs, tobacco and wet earth that rides along with the soft, cherry fruits.

3,117 Views   Tasted