Chateau Bellefont-Belcier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2020 98pts PRE-ARRIVAL
Pre-Arrival. Estimated in Warehouse by Summer 2023
Château Bellefont-Belcier is a winery located in the Saint-Émilion appellation. It is classified as a Grand Cru Classé, which is a prestigious classification for Bordeaux wines. The 2020 vintage of is made from a blend of grape varieties, typically including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The finest wine I've tasted from this estate, the 2020 Château Bellefont-Belcier is an incredibly gorgeous blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby/purple-hued, it offers a great nose of cassis, ripe black cherries, camphor, dried flowers, cedar, and forest floor. Bringing gorgeous richness, it nevertheless stays flawlessly balanced, with ultra-fine tannins and a great finish. The purity of fruit here is just about off the charts. While it already offers pleasure, it's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and have 20-25 years of prime drinking. This estate uses a five-day cold soak and fermentation, all in concrete, spanning 25 days. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel (four months on lees), and the wine spends 18 months in 30% new French oak, with the balance in once- and twice-used barrels. Yields in 2020 were also reasonable at 34 hectoliters per hectare.
As a young wine, this 2020 may exhibit ripe black fruit flavors such as black cherry and blackberry, along with notes of cedar, tobacco, and spice. A medium to full body, with a rich and velvety texture, and firm tannins. It is expected to age well and improve with time in the bottle.
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