2005 Bellefont-Belcier, St-Emilion
Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, dried lavender and licorice lead to a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful and juicy. Superb. (JS)
Wonderful aromas of blueberries, coffee, and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full body, with medium chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time in the bottle.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Rich and earthy, the 2005 Bellefont-Belcier comes from an estate of 33+ acres and is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A structured, potentially long-lived wine, it has a dense purple color, notes of cassis and black cherry liqueur, a deep minerality, ripe tannin, and a beautiful, full-bodied mouthfeel and finish. This is a brilliant wine and a sleeper of the vintage to drink over the next 10-15 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red-ruby. Currant, smoke and roast coffee on the expressive nose. Suave and sweet, with a fine-grained texture and enticing inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of redcurrant and tobacco. Finishes with fine tannins and very good length.