2016 Château Bellegrave Pauillac
Over the years, Chateau Bellegrave has had its ups and downs - but it has become an over-achiever! The estate is planted to 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. On average, the vines are 25 years of age. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in an average of 40% new, French oak barrels for about 12 months, before bottling. Very, deep and concentrated in appearance. The complex bouquet harmonises well with the elegant, intense dark fruit flavours and spicy, liquorice notes. Powerful and full-bodied from the outset, the wine gains in length on the palate, while its core is packed with fruit and tobacco notes. The wine coats the dense, fine-grained and silky tannic structure to perfection, and culminates in a lengthy, aromatic finish.