Peter Maude Fine Wines
2019, Château Belle Vue, HAUT-MÉDOC, Cru Bourgeois
Deep purple colour, medium to full intensity, and a feeling of confident tannic hold from the off. Such an impressive run of vintages at this Haut-Médoc property that has just been named Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. The spice that Petit Verdot adds is clear, alongside well-brushed tannins, striking aromatics of brambly fruits. Not as luxuriously textured as in 2018 but in its place is a more serious outlook, and this is extremely sleek, elegant and well made. 93/100 Jane Anson, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2040.