92-94. Barrel sample. This is a dark wine that’s dominated by firm and dry tannins. It has weight and power, with juicy plum flavors showing slowly under the tannins. Shows long-aging potential.
91–93. Barrel sample. Rich blackberry fruits are surrounded by a dense structure on this wine. The palate is ripe, but balanced with acidity, juiciness and a solid concentrated character.
As Belgrave improves each year, it reveals a character that is close to the elegance and style of Saint-Julien, right next door. This 2010, while dense, is balanced, and its rich blackberry flavor is already integrating into its firm tannins. This should age well for the medium term.