Château Bellevue Claribes’ 2017 Prestige Bordeaux Supérieur from 100% Merlot vines averaging 40 years of age could easily be mistaken for a Saint Émilion Grand Cru. This should come as no surprise given Château Bellevue Claribes’ terroir, low yielding old vines, and the fact that Entre-Deux-Mers sits just across the Dordogne River from Saint Émilion. Dark and deep in color and perfumed with the savory scents of blackberry, cassis and aromatic cedar, the 2017 Château Bellevue Claribes Prestige Bordeaux Supérieur explodes on the palate with juicy fruit, superb concentration, layers of flavor, and polished tannins. The wine’s concentration and ripe tannins provide lift and a long lingering finish as well as good ageing potential. For optimal enjoyment, we suggest at least 30 minutes of aeration before serving cool (58°-62° F). Enjoy!
Country: Bordeaux, France
Prize: Concours International de LYON 2016 Silver Medal