St-Emilion is one of the most important wine-producing areas of Bordeaux, and Chateau Bellevue one of the most important Grand Cru Classés therein. The right bank is known for its merlot production, and if its a show-stopping paragon of the region you’re after, look no further. Deep garnet-purple in color and impressively layered with plum and and spice with nicely intertwined violets, rose petal, and an unmistakable tilled-soil savor. The tannins are firm and elegant, and the finish is definitely on the minerally side. It’s an expression of pure St-Emilion delight. This wine will drink well now and gracefully age in the future. It’s got so much character. Don’t overlook this gem.