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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Belair Monange

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Franc

Château Belair Monange, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2016

6x75cl £673.39

2 bottles

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Tasting Note:

Belair Monange, which incorporates the vineyards of Magdelaine, occupies an enviable position on the limestone Cote to the west of Chateau Ausone. We always taste this wine at the end of the JP Moueix tasting as it is so floral, lifted and very different to the style of the Pomerol range. Produced from 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 has the hallmarks of a great limestone site. Backward and very serious, but with aeration one discovers lots of high toned cranberry, tayberry and lingonberry notes interspersed with deeply mineral notes of graphite and crushed rocks. One can almost taste the limestone. Mulberry and plum interspersed with alpine strawberries and pure raspberry. The fruit is ethereal, decadent, creamy, yet thought provoking and cerebral. This is very grown up and serious, but at the same time thrilling and thoroughly sensual and enjoyable with a long lacy finish coated with tiny pure berries. Exquisite.

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