Château Bellevue 2022
Château Bellevue is a distinguished winery located in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. Situated in close proximity to Château Angélus, it is known for producing exceptional wines.
Château Bellevue covers approximately 2.5 hectares of vineyards and has a history dating back several generations. The estate is currently owned by the Pradel de Lavaux family, who are dedicated to crafting high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region.
The vineyards of Château Bellevue are planted with traditional grape varieties, predominantly Merlot, along with smaller portions of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. These grape varieties thrive in the limestone and clay soils of the area and contribute to the complexity and character of the wines.
The wines of Château Bellevue are highly regarded for their elegance, finesse, and aging potential. They often exhibit rich fruit flavors, refined tannins, and a harmonious balance. Château Bellevue's limited production and commitment to quality contribute to their desirability among wine enthusiasts.
While visiting Château Bellevue, guests can explore the vineyards, cellar, and tasting room, gaining insight into the winemaking process and enjoying the opportunity to sample their exceptional wines. It is advisable to contact the winery in advance to arrange a visit.
"The 2022 Château Bellevue is up there with the finest wines to date from this Château. All Merlot from clay and limestone soils, it has beautiful cherry, candied violet, and chalky minerality in its medium to full-bodied, concentrated, balanced profile. I like its tannins, it has plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish." - Jeb Dunnuck (5/2023), Ratings: 92-94
"Attractive purple fruit here with lavender, nut shell and stones. Medium- to full-bodied. Firm and broad tannin structure with a lingering chalky finish. Lots of juicy fruit." - James Suckling (5/2023), Ratings: 94-95
"Silky, vibrant, elegant, fresh, supple, and refined, the wine is layered with ripe, sweet, vibrant, red and black pit fruits. The concentrated finish, with its velvety-textures and layers of fruits hits all the right notes." - Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (5/2023), Ratings: 94-96, Drink: 2026-2045