Château Laplagnotte-Bellevue

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

8.55 ratings
-no pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Willie Carter

Medium plum color with lighter garnet undertones. Dark fruits upfront on the nose with Newports and lavender following. Wet stone and dry earth compliment. About as Saint-Émilion as you can possibly get, this is exceedingly bone dry with some crazy tannins going on. The fruit here is restrained at first but gradually starts to develop and show itself. This is another very clean wine that never veers into cookie cutter category because of the high acid and complexity. The Cab Franc adds the slightly bitter earth notes that I happen to love. The palate closely follows the nose, although a bit more subdued. Notes of new leather, smoke, and underbrush. Not the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had but a pretty reliable one.

Medium plum color with lighter garnet undertones. Dark fruits upfront on the nose with Newports and lavender following. Wet stone and dry earth compliment. About as Saint-Émilion as you can possibly get, this is exceedingly bone dry with some crazy tannins going on. The fruit here is restrained at first but gradually starts to develop and show itself. This is another very clean wine that never veers into cookie cutter category because of the high acid and complexity. The Cab Franc adds the slightly bitter earth notes that I happen to love. The palate closely follows the nose, although a bit more subdued. Notes of new leather, smoke, and underbrush. Not the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had but a pretty reliable one.

Jan 24th, 2020
William Leslie

Nose is floral and clean. Wine is overtly dry and masks flavors. If you enjoy tannic wine, then this is a good choice for you. But... upon tasting, you get a quick taste of cherry flavor that is overrun by the tannin. It stays on the tongue too long blocking multiple sips. Essentially the Franc ratio is off. This is a disappointment for Emilion even for the price.

Nose is floral and clean. Wine is overtly dry and masks flavors. If you enjoy tannic wine, then this is a good choice for you. But... upon tasting, you get a quick taste of cherry flavor that is overrun by the tannin. It stays on the tongue too long blocking multiple sips. Essentially the Franc ratio is off. This is a disappointment for Emilion even for the price.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Tyler Martinelli

Easy drinking old world. Good weekday vino.

Easy drinking old world. Good weekday vino.

Feb 12th, 2019
Joe
9.0

Joe had this 3 years ago

Joe had this 3 years ago

Dec 20th, 2019
Robert Jr

Robert had this 4 years ago

Robert had this 4 years ago

Jan 29th, 2019