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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, 2019

6x75cl £630.00

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Tasting Note:

Belair Monange, which incorporates the vineyards of Belair and 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 different from the style of the Pomerol range. Produced from 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 displays all the class of this great limestone terroir. Initially this is impenetrable. With aeration one gets a glimpse of the intensely mineral, limestone influenced bouquet; you can really smell the terroir. Then black cherry and starry red berries, goji, Sanguinello orange, morello cherry, cinnamon and dark chocolate – this just hints at the staggeringly broad aromatic profile. The palate is equally broad and has wonderful persistence. Pure redcurrants, crème de mûre, Asian spice, sweet dark earth; it has wonderful mouthcoating fruit, slick and refined yet authoritative, beautifully textured and so fresh. This is one of the most cerebral and complex wines we have tasted from 2019. It’s like a ballerina, powerful yet graceful; an utterly compelling Belair Monange.

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