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Château Bellevue La Forêt 2016

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Alan Dunne rated this wine as 90/100
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

You don't see Fronton too often. This particular producer makes a wide range of wines with the varietal. This one is their mainstay; an entry level example with Fronton's star Negrette grape making up 55% of the blend. 45 percent genrally changes vintage by vintage and is usually a mixture of Syrah and Bordelais grapes in support.
This vintage tends to be a bit spicy and overpowering than previous ones. Negrette's plum amd date character takes a slight backseat to Syrah-like pepperiness.
It is tasty, however. Give this wine a decant and place it alongside some korean short ribs.
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A lovely assemblage of Négrette, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Aromas of currant, plum, and oaky spice. Full bodied, lots of fruit on the palate, backed by some medium tannins. Great value for the price. Enjoy with grilled steak.

Natalie's Review

Château Bellevue La Forêt 2016, Fronton, Midi A.P., France: Château Bellevue La Forêt 2016 is a full-bodied red blend of 55% Négrette, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Négrette wine grape appeared in the 12th century and was named "Mavro" (black) originally brought in from Cyprus. On the palate, ripe black currants and blackberry, licorice, green pepper and smoke with lingering savoury spice on the finish. This vintage was awarded Gold in the Paris Agricultural Competition and Silver in the 2016 International Wine Challenge. Drink: 2018-2024. 354134 12.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. September 18, 2019 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine  Full Review



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