Dourthe has leased Château Belgrave since 1979. A preliminary phase consisted of returning to this prestigious classified growth its style and status and creating a wine worthy of its name. Now that Dourthe has confirmed its commitment in 2000 for another 25 years, it is entering a second stage, involving significant investment and with the ambitious aim of making Château Belgrave a benchmark for the region, expressing more conclusively the exceptional potential of its terroir.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Produttore||CVBG 33290 BLANQUEFORT FRANCE|
|Classificazione||5e cru classé|
- Vineyard : Médoc
- Wine Spectator : 88-91
- Country : Francia
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot