2014 Bellegrave, Pauillac

SKU #1310139 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Bellegrave has a conservative, you could almost say predictable bouquet, one that is well defined with stony, black fruit, hints of smoke and truffle. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, lovely delineation and focus, an extremely nuanced Pomerol that expresses that enclave of gravel soil in the western flank of the appellation. There is very astute winemaking here, a beautifully crafted Pomerol from the western flank of the appellation that will age with style. (NM)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/2/2017 | Send Email
Traditional and Old School in nature yet possessing good weigh and texture with enough fruit to carry the day. Blackberrys and dark currants float over a core of iron and graphite in this deep,dark and rustic wine. Give this an hour in a decanter and enjoy with a hearty meal.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/28/2017 | Send Email
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One of our favorite properties in Pauillac-our home away from home. We have stayed here at least 5 times in the 90s when Henri Van der Voort owned it. Situated near Chateau Latour and Pichon Lalande, Bellegrave has great terroir and this 2014 is not as hard as some older vintages have been. Big Cassis aromas and flavors with some tannin on the finish. Decant and enjoy with Cassoulet.
Drink from 2017 to 2030

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pauillac

- Pauillac is probably the most famous village in Bordeaux. Located between St. Julien and St. Estephe, it has more of the top ranked chateau than the other four appellations of the Haut Medoc. This area has three of the five premier cru classe wineries: Lafite Rothschild, Latour, and Mouton Rothschild. There are two of the top second-growths (Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron) as well as several outstanding fourth and fifth-growth chateaux including Lynch Bages. Because of the gravely soils and great drainage, Pauillac has the ideal conditions to grow great Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines from this village are some of the longest-lived in Bordeaux.