2018 Chateau Bellevue Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Vintage top! 19/20
General notes Well-opened nose with aromas of red and black berries. Well balanced. Ripe tannins. A deep dark red dress. A straight, structured and austere wine, a little severe, pure and long.
The domain :
Château Bellevue Figeac is one of the three estates belonging to the Coninck Vineyards. Château Bellevue Figeac is the latest acquisition of Coninck vineyards. Located on the border of Pomerol , it extends on 5 hectares. The vines, on average 40 years old. De Coninck embarks on a new adventure in the Napa Valley.
Tasting notes Ripe black fruits. Fleshy and delicate mouth. Ripe fruits and vanilla notes.
Info Vintage 2018 :
Most people agree that it is a great year and can be compared in quality to recent excellent years such as 2016 and 2015. I think it could turn out to be an all-time great, similar to 2010, 2009 and 1989 or even such classics as 1982 or 1959.
“This is one of the great years,” says Pierre Lawton of Alias, who is a longtime friend and a wine merchant in Bordeaux whose family has chronicled vintages in the region for more than three centuries. “We have not seen a vintage like this for a long time. It has the character of the 1959 but with a touch of the 1947.”
The confusion around the 2018 bears out in the number of comparison vintages people mentioned. I have never heard such an array of vintages used to describe the 2018 while talking to vintners and winemakers. These included 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2000, 1990, 1989, 1982, 1970, 1961, 1959, 1947, 1945, 1934, 1929, and 1928. What’s interesting is that I would agree with nearly all. It depends on the property – all the vintages made excellent wines. The fact is that 2018 made excellent quality wines across the board from the simplest Bordeaux to the great names. This is a sign of an exceptional year.
- Lot mixte
- Vin rouge
- Fabricant, nom du vin
- Chateau Bellevue Figeac
- Grand Cru
- Nombre de bouteilles
- Taille de bouteille
- Bouteilles (0,75 L)
- Niveau de la bouteille
- Type de bouteille Bordeaux, niveau de remplissage goulot
- Emballage d’origine
- Dans coffret en bois original
- État de l’étiquette
- Étiquette intacte et lisible
- État de la capsule/du bouchon
- Capsule métallique entièrement intacte