An absolutely striking Haut-Médoc, the 2014 Belle-Vue is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. The flavors are dark and sumptuous in a wine that offers notable intensity and persistence throughout. The high percentage of Petit Verdot adds to the wine's unique personality. The 2014 has gained in darkness and volume over the last two years, but it is every bit as delicious as it has always been. This is a very serious Haut-Médoc. The blend is 47 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 % Merlot and 22 % Petit Verdot that spent 30 days on the skins followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Score: 91 points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 2017