2009 Chateau Belgrave 5th Growth Bordeaux Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Vinous 90 points - The 2009 Belgrave has a ripe red cherry, kirsch scented bouquet with hints of raisin and fig. It is just flirting with over-ripeness,but not over-ripe! The palate is medium-bodied with candied red fruit, a little chewy in texture and perhaps needing more mineralite on the finish. Yet, there is fine density and decent precision on the finish.