Chateau Belle-Vue Petit Verdot by Belle-Vue 2018
Wine-made with respect and gentleness, this wine is matured in Italian amphorea to preserve its freshness, and in Austrian oak wood barrels to enhance the Petit Verdot grape's typical aromatic structure.
|Baking spices on the nose, touch of cinnamon and cloves with some savoury elements too, a little closed in terms of fruit expression. Good intensity on the palate with a drive of sleek yet ripe black fruits and a lovely creamy, chalky aspect to the tannins. Acidity keeps things fresh and lively and this feels harmonious and well balanced. A great pick for fruit and freshness. Suave and charming. One to drink sooner also. A blend of 54% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere. More Merlot in this giving a real bright fruit and upfront style.|
|The 2019 Le Petit Verdot by Belle-Vue is impressive, just as it was from barrel. Inky red fruit, wild flowers, rose petal, mint, blood orange and dried flowers fill out the layers beautifully. There is quite a bit of tannin in the background, but this is Petit Verdot, after all. Readers should expect a heady, boisterous wine.|