2020 Bellefont-Belcier (St-Emilion)

St-Emilion, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Closure Style
drink or keep
Bottle Size
Case Quantity
Wine Score
94 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, January 2023
92 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, December 2022
94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, December 2022

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2020 Bellefont-Belcier (St-Emilion)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

The steady restoration of Bellefont-Belcier to a classified St Emilion worth following continues with this vintage, and it is packed with dark cherry fruits, pomegranate, crayon, tobacco and saffron. Jean-Christophe Meyrou director, Jerome Aguirre as winemaker. 37hl/h yield. Upscore from En Primeur. 3.65ph, 30% new oak, 20% large oak casks with the rest in neutral barrels, with no added suplhur during fermentaition, vinificaiton in concrete tanks, harvest Spemteber 15 to October 9. 94 points

Neal Martin

The 2020 Bellefont-Belcier has quite a backward nose, rather introspective with black fruit, cedar and cigar box aromas. It`s more dark than light. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins, fleshy yet with well-judged acidity and pure, lightly spiced black fruit towards the harmonious finish. This conveys a sense of flow that I appreciate. One to watch. 92 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2020 Bellefont-Belcier signals a major move away from the potent, brooding style of years past towards an expression of this site that seeks greater finesse. That is immediately apparent in the wine`s feel and tannin profile. Dark plum, lavender, espresso, menthol, licorice and spice are all laced together. I would give the 2020 a few years to soften. It is super-promising, that much is clear. 94 points

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