The blend of the 2017 Belle-Vue is currently 50% Merlot, 30% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very deep purple-black in color, it gives vibrant crushed black currants and black raspberries notes with touches of underbrush, bay leaves and Indian spices. Medium-bodied, firm, chewy and expressive, it finishes on an earthy note.
The 2017 Belle-Vue, which was cropped at just 10hl/ha and matured in 30% new oak, has a cohesive blackberry and Morello cherry scented bouquet that feels assured and well-knit with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine thread of acidity, quite taut and focused but with commendable depth and structure towards the finish. This is one of the better Haut-Médoc wines in 2017. This is an exclusivity of Jeffrey Davies in the United States.