Producer Château de Bellevue
Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
Price $15 (375 ml) at
The Little Wooden Guy likes the wine, and the smaller bottle makes him feel bigger.
The color was incredibly dark, completely opaque but for the very edges, black with a purple tint.
The nose opened with blackcurrant and cedar, with a background aroma of vanilla cream, but very light, not overpowering wood-based vanilla.
On the palate, blackcurrant is the predominate fruit, along with some blackberry. Peppermint and eucalyptus appear on the mid-palate, lightly, behind more fruit, some cedar and vanilla, which grow toward a mid-length finish. Mouth feel is silky, with firm tannins and bright acids.
This is very nice wine, and sometimes a 375 is just the perfect size.
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