Château Bellefont-Belcier St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

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"Odedi" Delectable Pro

It's time for some #Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Bordeaux. Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim. Nose of blueberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, vegetables, spices, tobacco, forest floor, nail polish remover, Indian spices and black pepper. Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs. Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, vegetables, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, peppercorn, tobacco, earth, green herbs and forest floor. Medium plus in finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very nice Right Bank Bordeaux. Probably has some flaw on the nose, but not corked. Much nicer on the palate. This 15 year old from a great vintage, is rich and extracted with a lot of earth notes. Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity. Needs a few hours to open up properly. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 to 10 years. Thank you Jesus for sharing this with me. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh berries. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 16 months in Oak barrels 14.5% alcohol by volume. 92 points. $60.

It's time for some #Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a nice one from Bordeaux. Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim. Nose of blueberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, vegetables, spices, tobacco, forest floor, nail polish remover, Indian spices and black pepper. Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs. Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, vegetables, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, peppercorn, tobacco, earth, green herbs and forest floor. Medium plus in finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries. This is a very nice Right Bank Bordeaux. Probably has some flaw on the nose, but not corked. Much nicer on the palate. This 15 year old from a great vintage, is rich and extracted with a lot of earth notes. Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity. Needs a few hours to open up properly. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to evolve in the next 5 to 10 years. Thank you Jesus for sharing this with me. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh berries. A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 16 months in Oak barrels 14.5% alcohol by volume. 92 points. $60.

9.2

Jerry Raphael

Don’t drink or buy Bordeaux’s very much at all any longer. I guess escalating prices and folks dropping out of a futures buying group I was in ended interest in Bordeaux. I still have a bunch left to drink with some back to 1982 and 2005 being the last vintage. Buying Bordeaux now at my age does not make sense having to keep them cellared for at least 10 to 15 years before drinking. Anyway, very enjoyable wine with a lot of black fruits, licorice, herbs and a bit of green pepper and earthiness in nose and taste. Very nice long finish. I decanted the wine about 2 hours before we sat down to a Bibou take out lamb dinner.

Don’t drink or buy Bordeaux’s very much at all any longer. I guess escalating prices and folks dropping out of a futures buying group I was in ended interest in Bordeaux. I still have a bunch left to drink with some back to 1982 and 2005 being the last vintage. Buying Bordeaux now at my age does not make sense having to keep them cellared for at least 10 to 15 years before drinking. Anyway, very enjoyable wine with a lot of black fruits, licorice, herbs and a bit of green pepper and earthiness in nose and taste. Very nice long finish. I decanted the wine about 2 hours before we sat down to a Bibou take out lamb dinner.

9.1

Jean-Philip Journeault

2005

2005

9.3

Benoit Duhamel

Malheureusement cette bouteille était sur la pente descendante

Malheureusement cette bouteille était sur la pente descendante

8.6

Sylvain Rhainds

2005

2005

9.0

Brian Grech

Cedar, violet, leather, chocolate, dried cherries. Bold with plenty of tannins. Classic steakhouse wine. Pair with a high-quality cut of beef or drink it on its own. The '05 has plenty of years in front of it. With Grace and Cathay.

Cedar, violet, leather, chocolate, dried cherries. Bold with plenty of tannins. Classic steakhouse wine. Pair with a high-quality cut of beef or drink it on its own. The '05 has plenty of years in front of it. With Grace and Cathay.

9.2

Jean-Philip Journeault

2005

2005

9.1

Harold Trimmer

Needed more time

Needed more time

8.9

Jeff Lonsdale

Don't usually like this type but it was good

Don't usually like this type but it was good

8.3

Kevin O'Connor

Excellent! Lots if truffle notes in this wine. Great with our grilled rib eye.

Excellent! Lots if truffle notes in this wine. Great with our grilled rib eye.

9.1

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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