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Bellefont Belcier 2016 (750ML)
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93+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Bellefont Belcier is blended of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 20 months in 80% new and 20% in one-year-old barrels. Michel Rolland consults for this wine. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives delicate dried flowers, garrigue, dusty soil and smoked meats over warm black plums and blackberry preserves with hints menthol. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and muscular with a rock-solid structure and loads of layered black fruit in the mid-palate, with a lingering earthiness to the finish. 5,000 cases produced." 11/18
"91-94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: ""Bellefont-Belcier is superb in 2016. An exotic mélange of graphite, gravel, smoke, cured meats and inky dark fruit hits the palate as this virile, potent Saint-Émilion shows off its personality. The 2016 has been impressive on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. Vibrant, lifted and exuberant, it possesses striking aromatic brilliance to play off the rich, dark flavors. Beams of supporting tannin and acidity give further drive. This is an impressive showing. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted three times."" 4/17"
"94-95 Points, James Suckling: ""Wow. This really excelled in 2016 with so much intensity and focus. Dark berry and floral character. Full and tight. Superfine tannins. Excellent."" 4/17"
"90-93 Points, Wine Spectator: ""Vivacious blackberry and boysenberry fruit rushes through, backed by ample licorice and sweet spice notes, but without an overtly toasty profile, letting a mineral edge chime in on the finish."" 4/17"
95+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com: "The 2016 Château Bellefont-Belcier was truly brilliant on all three occasions I was able to taste it, rating 95 twice and 97 once. Coming from a 13.5-hectare vineyard on the magical Côte Pavie (it's right next door to Larcis-Ducasse) and a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 80% new oak, it offers a black fruit-driven style as well as loads of black raspberries, black cherries, graphite, leafy herbs, and hints of incense. It's powerful, full-bodied, has building sweet tannins, and the rock star purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage. It's an awesome wine to drink over the coming 20-25 years." 2/19