In a nutshell:
A wonderfully bright and fresh right bank Bordeaux.
Laplagnotte-Bellevue was bought by Claude de Labarre (former co-owner and manager of the famed Cheval Blanc) in 1990 and now this small estate, only 6 hectares, is run by her son and daughter-in-law. Certified organic, they really do produce some excellent, slightly under-the-radar wines. This 2016 is vibrant with lots of crisp, fresh red fruits matched with lively, bright acidity and youthful tannins. A brilliant reminder that good Bordeaux doesn't have to be overly serious, big, robust and have years of age on it.
When to drink:
This wine is an absolute delight to drink now though has the quality to age for another 10 years.