|Das Weingut befindet sich in bester Lage, zwischen Pavie und Larcis Ducasse.
91-93 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Bellefont Belcier delivers profound notions of warm plums, baked cherries and mulberries with hints of spice cake and underbrush. Full-bodied, rich and decadent, it has a rock-solid backbone of rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. Aging is in progress for an anticipated 20 months in 40% new, 40% one year-old and 20% two year-old barrels. The blend is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon."
93 FALSTAFF: "Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, breitere Randaufhellung. Feine dunkle Beerenfrucht, ein Hauch von Brombeeren, zarter Edelholztouch, kandierte Orangenzesten. Saftig, süße Frucht, rund und harmonisch, mittlere Komplexität, gute Frische, süße Brombeeren, mineralischer Abgang, bereits zugänglich, ein vielseitiger Speisenbegleiter."
17+ WEINWISSER: "Dichtes Granatrot mit violettem Rand. Warmes Brombeerbouquet, dahinter Holundergelee und Cassislikör. Am festen Gaumen mit engmaschigem Körper und festem Tanningerüst sowie stützender Rasse. Im aromatischen Finale mit roten Früchten, Wacholder und Mineralik. Hat dieses Jahr eine elegante Variante gewählt und kann noch zulegen."
91 DECANTER: "Vignobles K´s second vintage, and it´s clear just how much potential there is at this estate, bought in 2017. It´s beautifully bright in colour, with soft, plummy, juicy fruits and good texture. There are lots of tannins but they support rather than overpower the palate. Liquorice and traces of smoked sarments appear on the persistent, juicy finish."
95-96 JAMES SUCKLING: "Intense aromas and flavors of blue fruit and violets. Hints of green tea and black olives. Changes all the time. Medium-to full-bodied with polished and very silky tannins. Love the center palate. The finish lasts for minutes. This year, about one-third cabernet franc gives an edge to the merlot and the touch of cabernet sauvignon."
90-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Bellefont-Belcier is dark, powerful and quite brooding, but also noticeably less extracted than in the past. Succulent dark cherry, plum, violet, lavender, graphite and spice all infuse this savory, virile Saint-Émilion. All of the signatures are in place, but delivered with more nuance than was once the case. Consulting winemaker Thomas Duclos has ushered in quite a change at the property in his first vintage here. Tasted three times."
95-97 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, crushed rocks, ripe, fresh stony fruits, silky textures and elegance. There is volume, refinement, length and character found here from start to finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14.3% alcohol. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used French oak casks with 10% of the harvest being aged in amphora."
95-97 JEB DUNNUCK: "Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2018 Château Bellefont-Belcier always showed brilliantly, with a full-bodied, sexy style that’s very much in the vintage. Coming from a 12.5-hectare vineyard just beside Larcis Ducasse (this is an incredible terroir) and a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 40% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of ripe black fruits, tobacco leaf, earth, and spice box. Deep, rich, and textured, with sweet tannins, it’s another rock star effort this vintage that’s going to benefit from just short-term cellaring and keep for two decades or more."