Sunday, September 14, 2014

Château de Bellevue Lussac St. Émilion 2010 Bordeaux

Château de Bellevue Lussac St. Émilion 2010 Bordeaux, $19.79-$27.99, 92+ points, Poured nearly core black and trended a rich crushed black currant purple/red with a thin transparent rim.
Coffee, leather, cedar, with black and red cherry smells were very appealing.
The richly smooth medium-plus body carried good acidity with layered and escalating tannin.
Though this is a dry red wine, a red cherry flavor with an edge of sweetness dominated the flavor profile, but coffee, cedar, and blackberry flavors were rich and interesting.
Finished long on the trailing palate with spice notes and a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
Commentary: Easily a $50-$70 Bordeaux red wine that has made the "Last chance" wine list of the NHLS. This wine properly cellared will age gracefully, and will make an excellent gift for that wine-lover in your family. Also, If you have wanted to taste a red Bordeaux, but have shied-away for one reason or another, then this is a proper way to go. Just my humble opinion. 

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  1. This wine sounds lovely, and priced right. I generally like wines from St. Emilion.

    1. VG: One of the best QPR wines I've had this year, and yes, I love St. Emilion.!

  2. I was lost for a minute there - y'know QPR to an English person means Queens Park Rangers.