Chateau Bellefont Belcier 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $45.99
Item No. 104325
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS90
  • 2007
  • RP88
  • ST88
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Winemaker's Notes

There is exceptional alchemy between the tannin of the oak and the maturing of the wine in our hundred-year-old wine cellars. The red wine is the result of a prolonged infusion of the colored flesh of very ripe grapes with the juice and their sugar.

An average of 15 to 18 degrees centigrade will allow you to taste our wines in all their splendor. With age, it may well be a good idea to transfer them to a decanter so that they are slightly oxygenated. You will thus be able to admire their beautiful ruby red color

Critical Acclaim

"While the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2006 may not equal the brilliance of the 2005, it is a successful effort exhibiting aromas of coffee beans, roasted herbs, black cherries, plums, and earth. With medium to full body, moderate levels of sweet tannin, and a long finish, this sleeper of the vintage should drink nicely between 2010-2020. Range: 89-91"
91 Points

Learn About Chateau Bellefont Belcier

The BELLEFONT-BELCIER estate is very old and its history can be traced back to the 17th century. Towards the end of the 18th century Count Louis François de Belcier actually founded the vineyard, ideally situated on the southern slope of Saint-Émilion, between PAVIE and LARCIS-DUCASSE. Then in 1803, on this magnificent site, he built the chateau which he named BELLEFONT, or Belle...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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