Chateau Belgrave Haut Medoc 2016

SKU: 210000049270 ISBN: 3258691561493

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Appellation: Medoc

Variety: Bordeaux Blend


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.

Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot

Wine Enthusiast 94 points | This is an opulent wine, packed with ripe fruit, sweet tannins and ample acidity, all in balance. The wine is full and juicy, with great spice at the end. The finish is firm while still reveling in fruitiness.

Wine Advocate 90 points | The 2016 Belgrave is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and was picked from 28 September until 20 October. It has a generous bouquet with small dark cherries, blueberry and crushed violet aromas, quite Margaux-like in style. There is certainly good intensity here. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple opening: blackberry, mint and cedar. From the start there is fine tension and there is very impressive structure towards the finish, plus a long saline aftertaste. This is a very strong follow-up to the 2015 Belgrave and indeed, it may surpass it. Rating: 90-92

Decanter 92 points | High on the acidity, you know you are in the Médoc here. It's extremely Cabernet dominant, with scents of damson, rich spiced plum and touches of vanillin. Great individual strands of flavour include blackberry and bilberry, beautifully fattened up during ageing in bottle. 34% new oak.

James Suckling 94 points | Extremely enticing aromas of ripe plums and peaches with spices, such as nutmeg. Full-bodied, deep and firmly textured with beautiful fruit and a lovely, long and flavorful finish. Best since 1989. Try after 2021.

Black cherry and blackberry mingle with tobacco and incense The palate
is elegant, with fine grained, but assertive tannins and superb integration and balance.
Will age beautifully over the next decade.

Rand Sieger - 67 Wine Buyer