2009 Chateau Belgrave, Haut Medoc
A terrific Classed Growth Bordeaux from one of the finest vintages of the century. A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot with dark ripe fruit, liquorice, spice and a long balanced finish. A great match for grilled or roasted red meat.
"The 2009 Belgrave has a ripe red cherry, kirsch scented bouquet with hints of raisin and fig. It is just flirting with over-ripeness...but not over-ripe! The palate is medium-bodied with candied red fruit, a little chewy in texture and perhaps needing more mineralité on the finish. Yet, there is fine density and decent precision on the finish. " Neal Martin, Vinous.com