En Primeur 2017

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[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Belair Monange St Emilion Unreleased - 94-95 - - 92-95 -
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A compacted and seamless young wine with ripe and fine tannins, focused dark fruit and a flavorful finish. A beauty.

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Ripe and fresh, featuring delightful plum and raspberry fruit pushing outward, while light savory, mineral and red licorice notes add range through the finish. Sneakily long, with the minerality showing some stamina.

Score: 92 - 95 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Coming from separate vineyards located both on the limestone-driven upper plateau and the slightly more clay and limestone hillsides, the 2017 Château Belair-Monange checks in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in roughly 50% new oak. It's a gorgeous wine on all accounts and has more depth and richness than most. Cassis, crushed flowers, cherries, spice, and earthy notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, layered, complex 2017 that has juicy acidity and sensational purity of fruit. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following 10-15.

Score: 92 - 94 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Belgrave Haut Medoc Unreleased - 90-91 - - 88-91 -
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This is very cabernet sauvignon with a tight palate of ripe fruit and firm and chewy tannins. Medium-to full-bodied, compacted and driven. All the merlot was hurt by the frost here. Juicy finish.

Score: 90 - 91 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

This has a fleshy feel, with red and black currant fruit melding nicely with singed vanilla and tobacco notes. Offers modest tannins and fresh acidity.

Score: 88 - 91 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Offering lots of black (and some blue) fruits, charcoal, and graphite, the inky-colored 2017 Château Belgrave is firm and tannic on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity. I’d like a touch more flesh on these bones, but it’s certainly a serious effort that I suspect will benefit from short-term cellaring.

Score: 87 - 89 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Bellevue St Emilion Unreleased - 94-95 - - - -
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Solid palate with pretty fruit and tight tannins that give the wine form and definition. Medium to full body. polished structure and a focused finish. Excited to see how this will progress.

Score: 94 - 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Made from 100% Merlot, the 2017 Château Bellevue (not to be confused with Belle-Vue from the Médoc) has a deep purple color as well as a classic bouquet of ripe black cherries, chocolate, graphite, and scorched earth. It's a medium to full-bodied, plump, seductive Merlot that has building tannin, terrific purity of fruit, and a good finish. It has acidity, good structure, and should drink nicely for 10-15 years.

Score: 90 - 92 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Bellevue Mondotte St Emilion Unreleased - 92-93 - - 91-94 -
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A chewy 2017 with lots of wet-earth and dark-berry character. Some bark, too. Full body, a medium center palate and a flavorful finish. Wait and see how it comes together.

Score: 92 - 93 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

An enticing red, with succulent fig and blackberry compote flavors at the core, this has a shot of flashy toast, which is well-integrated. A neat graphite streak shows on the finish.

Score: 91 - 94 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Coming from older vines east of Pavie Decesse (in slightly more clay soils), the 2017 Bellevue Mondotte is a powerful, concentrated 2017 that offers fabulous notes of blueberries, flowers, and violets. One of the more broad, expansive, and sexy wines in the vintage, with terrific purity of fruit, it should round into form with just short-term cellaring and cruise for two decades.

Score: 93 - 95 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

[Add to wish list] [Add to pre-order list] Berliquet St Emilion Unreleased - 92-93 - - - -
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Some berry and spice character and a salty undertone. Medium body and a fresh finish. Firm and silky tannins. Shows some drive at the end. This is the first year from the owners of Canon.

Score: 92 - 93 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

Deep crimson. Ripe and red-fruited with an attractive hint of pencil lead. Juicy and with harmony between fruit and texture but not particularly long, tailing off a little on the finish. (15.5)

Score: 15 - 16 Julia Harding MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2022-2028

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