Château Bellevue de Tayac 2012
The 3.5 hectare Left Bank vineyard of Château Bellevue de Tayac has a terroir of gravel over clay soil. The vineyard is planted to 70% Merlot , 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot . The vineyard has a vine density of 6,600 vines per hectare.
The vinification of Château Bellevue de Tayac takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats for the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Interestingly, the Petit Verdot is vinified in barrel.
The wine of Château Bellevue de Tayac is aged in 100% new French oak barrels. On average, the annual production of Château Bellevue de Tayac is close to 1,200 cases of wine per vintage.
This wine combines elegancy, finesse and purity typical of the Margaux appellation. Fruit-driven and pure, with a mix of mulberry, red currant and damson plum notes, laced with espresso-tinged toast and backed by light savory and iron hints on the finish. The wine drinks beautifully after 5 years aging and has a great cellaring potential.