Château Bellevue

Red Bordeaux Blend

8.4209 ratings
8.53 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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Jeff Hackmeister

Nice fruit forward Bordeaux

Nice fruit forward Bordeaux

2 people found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

7.9

On the hunt for a table wine to serve to at a party of pretentious seniors with undiscriminating pallets. This bottle gets high marks for it's seemingly respectable label design. It's not thin either, but the green/stemmy taste never abates.

On the hunt for a table wine to serve to at a party of pretentious seniors with undiscriminating pallets. This bottle gets high marks for it's seemingly respectable label design. It's not thin either, but the green/stemmy taste never abates.

2 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2013
Christine Berardi

Cherry cobbler nose. Spice. Red raspberry, a little iron and cedar

Cherry cobbler nose. Spice. Red raspberry, a little iron and cedar

2 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2013
M
8.4

Structurally, the wine has potential. Medium-bodied with good balance between tannic structure and acidity. Seemingly a perfect match with meaty dishes. But alas, the bottle is somewhat bereft of fruit; bits of cherry, currant, and dark berry, but dominated by sage and the bitter taste of stems (as indicated by another reviewer). Make sure that this one is served at room temperature, and it might be better with bread and creamier cheeses.

Structurally, the wine has potential. Medium-bodied with good balance between tannic structure and acidity. Seemingly a perfect match with meaty dishes. But alas, the bottle is somewhat bereft of fruit; bits of cherry, currant, and dark berry, but dominated by sage and the bitter taste of stems (as indicated by another reviewer). Make sure that this one is served at room temperature, and it might be better with bread and creamier cheeses.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2016
Allyson Frick

Nice affordable bordeaux

Nice affordable bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2012
David Newland

A little disappointing after reading the other reviews. Nose has a hint of the Bordeaux earth but little else. Body is medium with long tanninic finish. Fruit was indiscernible to me. Ok for the price but am still searching for the affordable Bordeaux.

A little disappointing after reading the other reviews. Nose has a hint of the Bordeaux earth but little else. Body is medium with long tanninic finish. Fruit was indiscernible to me. Ok for the price but am still searching for the affordable Bordeaux.

Jan 21st, 2018
Susani Amuan

Not for me. Too simple, maybe too fruity. Wine shop said it was from right bank (i may prefer wines from drier and higher elevations). Perhaps, I would prefer left bank

Not for me. Too simple, maybe too fruity. Wine shop said it was from right bank (i may prefer wines from drier and higher elevations). Perhaps, I would prefer left bank

Jan 18th, 2018
Jason Roszak

Just ok. Nothing special. Don’t buy again

Just ok. Nothing special. Don’t buy again

Oct 28th, 2017
Zaine Kenealy

Smoky, citrus, rich. Lovely depth, pairs well with blueberries and chocolate.

Smoky, citrus, rich. Lovely depth, pairs well with blueberries and chocolate.

May 26th, 2017
Alexandra Schneider

Härlig, välbalanserad, rund, karraktärs fylld..om jag ska önska ngt så lite mer tanniner och mer längd i vinet, men skulle nog öppnat flaskan ngt år tidigare!

Härlig, välbalanserad, rund, karraktärs fylld..om jag ska önska ngt så lite mer tanniner och mer längd i vinet, men skulle nog öppnat flaskan ngt år tidigare!

Apr 27th, 2017