Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Belgrave, HAUT-MÉDOC AOC

$37 ex. GST
$42.55 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $52.73

5th Growth 1855
Situated at the extremities of the St-Julien appellation, separated only by a stream,
Château Belgrave is one of the Medoc's oldest Cru vineyards.

The 2023 Belgrave is a stellar wine and one of the sleepers in this vintage. Rich and layered in the glass, with terrific persistence, the 2023 has so much to offer. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and new leather all meld together in this wonderfully expressive, nuanced Haut-Médoc. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot with no Petit Verdot in this vintage. The 2023 is a very fine mini Saint-Julien of sorts, and I mean that in the best sense of the term.  
91-93 Antonio Galloni.

Firm tannic structure, textured slate and rose bud adding savoury character and punch, plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit, soft through the mid palate but this is unfussy and well made. 30% new oak for ageing.
 91 Jane Anson. 

The 2023 Belgrave has impressive fruit intensity on the nose, showing plenty of brambly black fruit laced with tobacco and cedar: classic Claret in style. I've come to expect that from this estate. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, counterbalanced by ripe blackberry fruit laced with white pepper and tobacco. There's just the right amount of dryness on the finish to complete this excellent (often well-priced) Belgrave.
  90-92 Neal Martin.

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