Included as a 5th growth in the 1855 classification thanks to the quality of its deep gravel soil, Château Belgrave has been managed by the négociant firm of Dourthe since 1979. An attractive 18th century hunting lodge surrounded by sixty hectares of vines in a single block, Belgrave is located in the commune of Saint-Laurent, separated from the Saint-Julien appellation only by a small stream. A great deal of work, passion, and energy have gone into producing wines worthy of one of the finest terroirs in the Médoc. The vineyard has been entirely renovated and is looked after with great care and attention. Benefiting from experience acquired by Dourthe at their various estates, the ripe, healthy grapes are fermented in a vat room featuring the latest technological advances. The ageing cellar was also refurbished in 2007 in an unabashedly mordern style epitomising the rebirth of the estate. Thanks to this in-depth modernization and expert care, Château Belgrave is now among the elite of Médoc great growths.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I tasted the 2010 Belgrave several times and found it less impressive than I had hoped it would be, since I wrote it was a sleeper of the vintage from barrel. Nevertheless, the wine is still excellent. Dark ruby purple, slightly austere and closed, but exhibiting some tobacco leaf, black currant, vanillin, spice and earth, it should drink nicely for 15 or more years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Revue du Vin de France||17|
|Producer/Bottled By||CVBG 33290 BLANQUEFORT FRANCE|
|Classification||5e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 91
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot