By placing bids on items you acknowledge you are entering into a binding and irrevocable agreement to purchase such items as governed by our Terms and Conditions.

Belliard, Mystere de Belliard, VdF Belliard, Mystere de Belliard, VdF No Reserve


Great but little known wine

Blurb from the Belliard website

The infinite depth of the know-how and the well-being of the Belliard Family.
It was thus naturally in 2005, Xavier Belliard, always in constant search for perfection towards the development of his wines, decided to age his 2005 vintage in the Ocean. This was accomplished with the assistance of a famous Oyster Farmer. An attempt was
therefore carried out with two barrels of 225l.
The first barrel was aged for 24 months in Xavier’s winery and storage cellar while the second barrel was aged (on the ground level of the ocean at a low tide) in his Oyster farms.
In January 2008, both barrels were compared. The aged wines were sent for analysis by a qualified laboratory.
The wine that was aged in the cellar did not carry out its promises despite showing some qualities, unlike the wine aged in the ocean which proved very surprising thus revealing more softness and complexity, a difference confirmed by the laboratory. The analysis
revealed an assimilation between the wine and the sea, though a stainless bung was used in order to ensure a perfect sealing.
If the wine had its alcohol level decreased, that of sodium had increased thus offering a salty taste that refines the tannins. The interest of an immersion to 8 meters deep in the oyster bags results in the combination of the temperature between 12 and 14 degrees,
which provides humidity along with a significant lack of oxygen thus avoiding oxidation and also without the use of SO2. In addition, the low light and the water pressure favors a good taste in evolution.
The balance of acidity, the persistence of the aromatic freshness and expressiveness both on the nose and in the mouth naturally operates offering the development of a rare wine by the emanation of its aromas.
Xavier Belliard

GRAPE VARIETY : 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
LOCATION : Margaux, Saint Estephe, Pauillac, Saint Julien
COLOR : Intense Garnet
NOSE : Ripe red fruits, strawberry, cherry and Jam with a touch of oak.
MOUTH : This wine is ripe, generous, delicate and smooth
SERVICE : Between 16 & 18ºC.
FOOD PARING : Red meat, poultry and cheese. Lamb with Apricots

Payment and Shipping

Bank transfer
Sent In suitable packaging using Royal Mail, Parcelforce or similar
Seller does not accept returns

No Rating

Belliard, Mystere de Belliard, VdF, 2014

Quantity: 1, 75cl

Duty Paid

Lot Unsold

Lot Withdrawn

You are winning this lot

You are currently winning, with your maximum bid of . If this auction was ending now, you would win this lot at .

You have won

You have won at .

You have won, with your maximum bid of . You have won this lot at .

You have been outbid

Another bidder has entered a higher maximum bid and you have been outbid. Please add a new maximum bid to be in with a chance of winning.

You have been outbid

Unfortunately, this lot sold to another user for .

You're under the reserve

You are currently bidding on this lot, however it's under the reserve price. Increase your bid to win this lot

You're under the reserve

You have lost this lot as you did not bid over the reserve.


End Date


Price Realised:

Your Reserve:

Reserve Price:

Starting Price:

Current Price: (Ex. VAT, Ex. Duty)

Your Maximum Bid:

Next Min Bid:



Price Realised:


Reserve Not Met

Item ID:



Belliard, Mystere de Belliard, VdF



Quantity / Size:

1 bottles, 75cl each

Bottle Format:


Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging


Wine Colour:


Wine Type:


Country / Region:


Fill Level:

Into Neck (IN)


Please Confirm Buy Now

You have chosen to buy (in total, bottle(s) of 750ml) from the lot "", at a price of per lot (£15.00 in total).

By clicking the "Buy Now" button below, you enter into a legally binding agreement with the seller of this auction, .

You will be invoiced immediately for this lot. Please confirm whether you wish to proceed with this purchase.