“This has a tight, but well defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry leaf, cedar and a touch of violets. Bright and lively. The palate is full-bodied with a juicy, fruit-driven entry, but then the tannins on the back palate show that this Haut-Medoc has good backbone. Well-balanced, lovely grainy black fruit infused with tobacco on the persistent finish. This is an excellent, very ‘classic’ Haut-Medoc and a great 2009.” 90-92 points. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com (April 2010) The current chateau building replaces a hunting lodge, well-known under Louis XV ? this heritage is responsible for the ferret (used to flush rabbits) and the crown on Belgrave’s label. The vineyards sit on the very border of Saint-Julien, between 3eme cru classe Lagrange and 4eme cru classe la Tour-Carnet. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.