An under the radar gem, Chateau Belgrave is a Classifed Growth of superb quality that’s still amazingly affordable. SInce 1979 it’s been managed by the very accomplished Dourthe family who brought significant investment and a tireless quest for perfection. Sustainable and environmentally sensitive practices have merited Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value (HVE) certifications. The vineyard is 140 acres with 2 hillocks of deep gravel lying on clay subsoils, gravely-sandy soils and clay outcrop.This wine from the outstanding 2016 vintage is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. The wine aged 12 months in oak barrels (34% of which are new) on fine lees.Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 94 points saying “This is an opulent wine, packed with ripe fruit, sweet tannins and ample acidity, all in balance. The wine is full and juicy, with great spice at the end. The finish is firm while still reveling in fruitiness.”James Suckling scored this 94 points s…
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