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Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2011

The Experience

Drink When...
At a feast
Listen To...
Greensleeves
Think About...
About swordfighting
Drink With...
5 Bird Roast

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A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothness that really sings with rich fruit when decanted. This is the kind of wine your parents used to let you have a sip of at Christmas - austere but profound and full of the forbidden promise of adulthood. Open at a triumphant celebration of victory, or at the weekend. Medium-bodied, deeply complex, supple and rounded with a confident touch of wood on the finish.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Classification
AOC Haut-Médoc
Vintage
2011
Drink
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 6 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
375g/l
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.8

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The Style

Grape
Merlot (48%), Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Cabernet Franc (4%), Petit Verdot (4%)
Character
Leafy Herby, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Richard Hemming in The Purple Pages, 20/11/15: "Deep and chocolatey with sophistication and smoothness. Juicy but savoury on the palate."
Diane de Belgrave is the second wine of Château Belgrave, a 5th Growth estate bordering Saint Julien on the Left Bank that Dourthe has been managing since 1979. The 59 hectares of vineyard benefit from a deep layer of gravel stones over clay and limestone subsoils.