Belgrave 2005

Haut Medoc, Fifth Growth

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Tasting Notes

Owned by the famous négociant firm of Dourthe, the 2005 Belgrave is a solid effort from a property that has tremendous upside. This dark ruby/plum-colored wine exhibits classic Médoc notes of tobacco leaf, unsmoked cigars, spice box, blackcurrants and cedar wood. It is medium-bodied, with relatively ripe, soft tannins, and a nice, lush finish. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Score: 88

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2015-2030 29 June 2015

The Château Belgrave 2005 has a slightly rustic nose compared to others with mulberry and damson infused with Provençal herbs and scorched earth aromas. This is quite exotic on the nose, but just lacks a little class. The palate is better than the aromatics: grainy tannins, broody black fruit with a wild mushroom seam. Nicely structured with a delicately spiced, prune-tinged finish. Drinking lovely now but will keep for several years more.

Score: 88

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2015-2024 09 February 2015

There's black licorice, coffee bean and ripe fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful concentration of ripe fruit and currant. Shows tar and vanilla on the finish. Best after 2013.

Score: 91

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2013+ 31 March 2008

Sweet spicy oak and bright cassis aromas. Well balanced, a blend of classic and modern, cool fine tannins leaving an overall impression of freshness. A bargain?

Score: 16

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2010-2016 01 December 2007