2016 Bellegrave, Medoc

SKU #1384069

Just in and not to be confused with the many other Bellegraves in Bordeaux. This wine is quite substantial for such a low price. Vibrant and lively on the palate with some toasty nuances and rounded tannins on the palate.


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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/17/2020 | Send Email
The few years in bottle did wonders for this wine, Showing delightful notes of cocoa with a touch of spicy capsicum, and yet quite floral.Approachable with a bright palate and caressing tannins. Quite delicious!

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/14/2020 | Send Email
This is round, juicy and vibrant with a middle of plum jam and black cherry flavors and aromas as well as hints of earth and savory herb. The finish is clean and smooth with the faintest touch of mineral and barely noticeable tannin. Delightful to drink right now.

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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 M├ędoc 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.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Alcohol Content (%): 14