2016 Château Laplagnotte-Bellevue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

About the Wine

Passion and knowledge of wine have been running through the veins of the Labarre family for decades. Owner Arnaud de Labarre's mother, Claude Labarre, purchased Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue in 1990, and in keeping the tradition, Arnaud will one day pass it on to his children. Named for the striking 360° view from the vineyard, Château Laplagnotte Bellevue is a small, yet riveting estate that produces wines of an excellent quality year after year.

This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is fruit-driven, exhibiting a deep plum and ruby hue with heady aromas of black currant, black cherry, licorice, and graphite. The Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue Bordeaux shows a medium body with soft, silky tannins, and consumer-friendly appeal.

The wine is fermented in concrete tanks and aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months.

Reviews

The 2016 Laplagnotte-Bellevue is a very pretty, expressive wine. Bright floral overtones and silky tannins give it a distinctive sense of finesse. There is lovely purity and energy running through the fruit in this midweight Saint-Émilion. ~92VM