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Bellevue 2004

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2004BellevueBT1 \ 012350.001288/90 RP1238.88888890.0088.00Bellevue0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Potentially better than the 2003, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2004 (5,000 cases produced) reveals abundant amounts of sweet black cherry fruit intermixed with cedar, spice box, and toasty oak. Dense and medium-bodied with beautiful elegance, purity, and texture, it should drink well for a decade.

88/90
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006

My estimated score may represent a leap of faith, but I tasted this 2004 on four separate occasions, three of which merited an outstanding rating. However, the tannin may prove to be an issue, thus the question mark. With a terrific terroir on a south-facing, limestone slope, Bellevue has been managed since 2000 by Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the ruby/purple-colored 2004 exhibits aromas of flowers, black cherries, currants, and a hint of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied and dense, with a boatload of tannin as well as impressive purity and ripeness and a long finish, it possesses considerable grace and nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2022.

90/91
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005

Plenty of rich and sweet fruit, with berry, currants and chocolate. Full-bodied, soft and long. Very pretty

89/91
James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 05), April 2005
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