A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 22% Petit Verdot. Raised in 25% new oak.
“The 2014 Belle Vue, from the sub-appellation of Macau, has a very pure cedar and leather-tinged bouquet with well integrated new oak and a floral component, violets, from the high percentage of Petit Verdot. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fine acidity, good weight with a plush but crisp blackberry and strawberry coulis finish. This is actually better than the bottle I tasted last year.”
- The Wine Advocate, Interim End of March 2017 88 points
“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 %age 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.”
- Vinous, Feb 2017 91 points Vinous