Château Bélair Monange 2016 - 1ST GREAT CRU CLASS B
Château Bélair-Monange, a 23.5 hectare single-section vineyard, is produced on some of the most privileged soils in Saint-Émilion.
First of all, culminating at an altitude of 88 meters, the limestone plateau at Astéries is covered with a thin layer of clay. This historic hearth of the first of Saint-Emilion breathes freshness, minerality, and a unique elegance into the cru.
Then, the terraces of blue clay on a limestone subsoil, enjoying a south-facing orientation, bring intensity, length, and great depth. Finally, the southern slopes, composed of a layer of silty clay deposited on a deep clay soil, produce supple and rich wines that contribute roundness and generosity to the whole.
Source: Maison Moueix.
Dark, intense, beautiful and vivid color. Nose very aromatic, fine, fruity and not yet very open. Soft on the attack, juicy on the development, very aromatic and fat in the middle of the mouth, the wine develops on flavours and a complex touch. It evolves deep and noble, with touches of spices in its flavor. It lengthens further on the finish with a noble and sophisticated texture. It is superb. Note that decanting suits it very well.
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- 85% Merlot , 15% Cabernet Franc
- 2028 - 2055
Jean-Marc Quarin - Noté 97/100
James Suckling - Noté 99/100
Neal Martin -
Jancis Robinson - Noté 95/100
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