Château de Bellevue

Lussac St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

8.926 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Lussac-St. Émilion, Libournais, 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
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has moist leather, blackberry jam, grilled red pepper, dried blueberry, dry cedar shavings, dried black cherry, dried rose and dry gravel.

Palate has dried blackberry, dried blueberry, sauted red pepper, minor cedar box, Cuban cigar, ripe plum, lingering acidity and mild tannins. Overall in a quite nice spot this evening.

Perfect pair to homemade burgers from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), cooked to a beautiful medium-rare served on toasted brioche burger rolls. Topped with the first harvest of our heirloom lettuces, it was a cool 44°F this morning so ideal timing to trim lettuce in the cold frame today. Home grown tomato topping will have to wait until August. 🤷‍♂️

Decanted 6h+ and doing just fine. Last bottle displayed heavy green pepper and herbal notes, not this bottle, more to our expectations. Can continue to hold/evolve another 6-10+ in proper storage.

95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc

Nose has moist leather, blackberry jam, grilled red pepper, dried blueberry, dry cedar shavings, dried black cherry, dried rose and dry gravel.

Palate has dried blackberry, dried blueberry, sauted red pepper, minor cedar box, Cuban cigar, ripe plum, lingering acidity and mild tannins. Overall in a quite nice spot this evening.

Perfect pair to homemade burgers from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), cooked to a beautiful medium-rare served on toasted brioche burger rolls. Topped with the first harvest of our heirloom lettuces, it was a cool 44°F this morning so ideal timing to trim lettuce in the cold frame today. Home grown tomato topping will have to wait until August. 🤷‍♂️

Decanted 6h+ and doing just fine. Last bottle displayed heavy green pepper and herbal notes, not this bottle, more to our expectations. Can continue to hold/evolve another 6-10+ in proper storage.

95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc

Jun 14th, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

19 year old Bordeaux. Impressive. The tannins have broken down, but the wine still has good structure. It's really an art to appreciate these old wines, and I am just getting started.

19 year old Bordeaux. Impressive. The tannins have broken down, but the wine still has good structure. It's really an art to appreciate these old wines, and I am just getting started.

Nov 25th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

An exceptionally well priced Right Bank Bordeaux showing typical Merlot qualities. Blackberry pie, mocha, leather, earth and subtle hints of green herbs.

An exceptionally well priced Right Bank Bordeaux showing typical Merlot qualities. Blackberry pie, mocha, leather, earth and subtle hints of green herbs.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2018
Nick Demos

Drinking great with some years to go!

Drinking great with some years to go!

Dec 22nd, 2013
Mark Simon

Fruit is strong in the front, nicely interwoven with s some graphite and miners pity. Finish falls a bit short. Will try after after 30min

Fruit is strong in the front, nicely interwoven with s some graphite and miners pity. Finish falls a bit short. Will try after after 30min

Mar 19th, 2013
Claire Eliza

Great! Great wine, super great value, tastes younger than '98

Great! Great wine, super great value, tastes younger than '98

Nov 10th, 2015
Anthony Lombardi

Drinking beautifully. 93 % Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc. A quick decant to get the sediment off. Tannins have resolved. Secondary notes in full form. Delicious!

Drinking beautifully. 93 % Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc. A quick decant to get the sediment off. Tannins have resolved. Secondary notes in full form. Delicious!

Jan 23rd, 2015
Scott Burau

Last bottle...

Last bottle...

Jan 14th, 2013
Nick Demos

Nick had this 3 years ago

Nick had this 3 years ago

Feb 21st, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Severn had this 3 years ago

Severn had this 3 years ago

Feb 4th, 2018