2018 Château Belgrave, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£27.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£163.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Belgrave, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

TASTING NOTES

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Belgrave reveals scents of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and fresh blackcurrants with touches of damp soil, fungi, charcuterie and sautéed herbs. Full-bodied and completely packed with rich, black fruit layers, it has a solid foundation of firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(89—91)/100

Increasingly consistent and impressive wines are emerging from this property. This 2018 takes quite a while to unfurl, showing its seriousness and desire to age. It's a violet-edged wine in the glass, less effortless and exuberant than some but with beautifully handled extraction. The flavours have persistency and grip, with touches of slate and pepper giving a real show of minerality and spice. 33% new oak.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(92)/100

Wonderful aromas of blackcurrants and violets. Very fresh. Full-bodied, vivid and firm-textured. Very long and focused.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(93—94)/100