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2019 Bellefont-Belcier, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1480604 95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark An estate that deserves more recognition in the market today, the 2019 Château Bellefont-Belcier comes from a fabulous terroir not far from Larcis Ducasse and Château Pavie. Gorgeous cassis and black raspberry fruits give way to a full-bodied, incredibly elegant 2019 with loads of floral notes, the classic minerality of this terroir, ripe tannins, and blockbuster of a finish. The elegance and purity of this wine paired with its richness and depth are something. Inner quote mark (6/2020)

95-96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is very complex with super fine, silky tannins that just take off. Full bodied with berry, chocolate and walnut flavors. Mushrooms and cedar, too. Inner quote mark (5/2020)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Bellefont-Belcier is inky purple in hue. Cropped at 41hl/ha between 27 September and 14 October and matured in 40% new oak, it offers attractive blackcurrant, bilberry and subtle raisin scents that are impressively defined and focused. There is a “coolness” about these aromatics that I admire. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, gentle grip, very pure fruit with a citrus like freshness. Edgy towards the finish with just a faint graphite-like note emanating from the 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Certainly this is one of the best examples I have tasted from this Saint-Émilion estate. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Bellefont-Belcier is now fully owned by Peter Kwok, after a number of years with rotating chairs of owners and co-owners. Plenty of layers going on here, alongside silky tannins. Smooth and appealing as in 2018 but with a more serious slant, and some excellent depth of fruit and intent. Really like this wine, feels like it is stepping into a more recognisable style - as it should in its location next to Pavie. 40% new oak, 3.7pH. (JA) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This rich wine offers dense layers of juicy black fruit alongside an accent of chocolate and dense tannins. It's concentrated and firm while still hinting at the vintage's freshness. There's good aging potential here. (RV) Inner quote mark

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Composed of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 Bellefont Belcier came in at nearly 14% alcohol (13.95%) and a pH of 3.7, with yields this year at 41 hectoliters per hectare. It is being aged in French oak barrels, 40% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers intense scents of stewed plums, blackberry preserves and boysenberries with hints of mocha, menthol, pencil lead and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of spice-laced black fruits, with a chewy texture and lively backbone, finishing on a lingering minty note. (LPB) Inner quote mark (6/2020)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 Bordeaux Futures are being offered without any added tariffs. If there are applicable tariffs at the time the wines are imported in 2022, we will contact you with the option to pay tariffs to have the wine delivered, or cancel the order with no penalty. 92-94 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "The 2019 Bellefont-Belcier is a promising wine. The bruising tannins that were once found in these wines appear, thankfully, to be rather tamed in the 2019. At the same time, there is plenty of the virile power that makes this Saint-Émilion so distinctive. Black fruit, graphite, spice, leather and incense all build into the hulking finish." (6/2020)

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