Château Belgrave is located in the Haut-Médoc and was classified as a 5th Cru Classé in 1855. In fact, it's almost a Saint-Julien, as its vineyards border directly on Chateau Lagrange. In 1979, the Negociant (trading house) acquired Dourthe Chateau Belgrave and subsequently invested large sums to further advance the quality of the wines. "Staroenologist" Michel Rolland has a significant share in the success. Among the Grand Cru Classé, Château Belgrave is now a bargain. A juicy wine with charm and depth, which you can usually enjoy after a relatively short storage time.
Decanter magazine gives it a 93/100 and writes: "Dark bramble fruit profile on the nose. The texture stands out, so delicious, generous and welcoming, almost crunchy black fruit here rather than chewy with dry, grippy tannins that cover the mouth underpinned by well balanced acidity that just gives the wine life. It's plush no doubt, and the tannins need to soften and expand a little ,but I love the initial rush of juice and the long, cherry finish."
|Optimal drinking||now until 2035+|
|Analysis Data||13.5% Alcohol Vol.|
|Ageing||12 months in barriques, 32% new barrels|
|Grapes in 2019||62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot|
|Ratings||94/100 James Suckling, 93/100 Revue des Vins France, 93/100 Decanter|
|Type||dry red wine|
Chateau Belgrave, 35, route de Bordeaux, Parempuyre, 33295 Blancquefort Cedex
|Notes||Product from France - contains sulfites|