The 2014 Belgrave has a straightforward but pure bouquet with blackcurrant and raspberry coulis. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet plummy fruit, moderate acidity, though the finish feels slightly over-extracted and therefore is missing just that bite and race you are looking for.
Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
The wine is almost black in colour, displaying dark red glints and a delicate purple rim.
The complex, intensely fresh bouquet opens on toasty notes, enhanced by powerful black fruit aromas.
The wine is all-enveloping and characterised by an elegant, powerful, tight structure and silky, concentrated tannins. It evolves towards an impressively long finish, revealing attractive oaky notes.
James Suckling 92points
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 89