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94-95 JAMES SUCKLING: "Wow. This really excelled in 2016 with so much intensity and focus. Dark berry and floral character. Full and tight. Superfine tannins. Excellent."
94 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Almost opaque in color, the wine is smoky, floral and fruity. There is a profundity of flavor, purity of fruit, freshness and complexity. From a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the alcohol reached 15% with no sensation of heat. The harvest took place between October 11 and October 22. This wine is a big step up for the estate and is clearly the best wine they have ever produced."
18 RENE GABRIEL´S BX TOTAL: "Frisches, cremiges, elegantes, kräftiges Bouquet, Erdbeeren, Himbeergelee, Kräuter, kalter Rauch, fein Nougat, Pralinen. Samtener, dichtverwobener Gaumen mit kräftiger, feiner Frucht, viel gutem Tannin, dichter Struktur, kräftiger, vielfältiger, süsser Aromatik, langer, fein cremiger Abgang." - A. Kunz
92-94 THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2016 Bellefont Belcier is a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 80% new oak. It has a satisfying if not sensational bouquet that does not quite get to grips with its propitious terroir as I was hoping. This came across as a little muted perhaps. The palate is sweet and velvety on the entry with a fine bead of acidity. It gathers pace, gaining more intensity towards its spice-tinged finish with a hint of graphite courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon, although I was seeking a little more length on the aftertaste. There is certainly good aging potential here, and I suspect that it will come together nicely once in bottle."
92 DECANTER: "Cleanly extracted with fresh, bright but intense berry fruits, this has a nicely judged oak influence. A little sweet perhaps on the final flourish, but this holds its nerve through the mid-palate and is a good showing. Blend of 72% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon."
91-94 WINESPECTATOR: "This has a pronounced savory streak amid the mix of plum and cassis notes, giving way to a tobacco edge on the slightly muscular finish. Shows plenty of breadth and depth, and should round into form. Score range: 91-94"
91-94 ANTONIO GALLONI: "Bellefont-Belcier is superb in 2016. An exotic mélange of graphite, gravel, smoke, cured meats and inky dark fruit hits the palate as this virile, potent Saint-Émilion shows off its personality. The 2016 has been impressive on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. Vibrant, lifted and exuberant, it possesses striking aromatic brilliance to play off the rich, dark flavors. Beams of supporting tannin and acidity give further drive. This is an impressive showing. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted three times."
91-93 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "91–93. Barrel Sample. This is a fruity, juicy wine, with soft tannins as well as a touch of toast. It has an immediacy to it, thanks to the forward fruit and generous tannins. At the same time, there is a core of dry structure that will allow it to age."