Chateau Bellevue La Randee 2009 Grand Vin - 88pts
Availability: Widely available at BCLDB stores
Date Tasted: June 10th, 2011
Tasting Notes: Far from a wallflower, this intense blend from Bordeaux offers a big nose full of earthy characters and complex aromas of blueberry, cassis, plum, cedar, hazelnut, vanilla, oak and smoke with floral notes and Cabernet Franc funk. The dry palate starts with a vein of sweetness from concentrated dark berries, transforming into a savoury medley of cigar box, oak and tamarind spice flavours. Smooth tannins and tangy acidity will keep this wine drinking well for a few more years but development will be negligible. Drink 2011-2014.
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