Château-Belgrave Haut Medoc 2008
Wine Enthusiast86-88 Barrel sample. Totally dominated by wood, the fruit doesn't have the weight to support all that toast. It's hard to get beyond the spice to find the berry fruits and final fresh acidity.
Wine SpectatorBlackberry, chocolate and tobacco flavors have good density in this fresh, balanced red, which is juicy, with bright acidity and a floral, minerally finish. Fruity, but has depth. Drink now through 2017.