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2016 Château Bélair-Monange

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)
(OWC)

PRICE:
$750.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
3 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Incredibly perfumed aromas of roses and violets, as well as blue fruit and lavender. Full-bodied and powerful, yet so full of finesse and vibrance. The height of elegance! Such depth of chalk and dark berries. It goes on for minutes. Drink after 2025." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2025


"A blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Belair Monange comes strutting out of the glass like a total rock star with gregarious red cherries, blackberries and warm plums scents plus hints of lavender, rose hip tea, powdered cinnamon, cigar box and camphor. Medium-bodied, it completely fills the palate with vibrant red and black fruit layers, framed by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and perfumed." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2019-2055


"The 2016 Bélair-Monange is easily the most closed of all of J-P Moueix’s wines when I taste them together. It is stubbornly tight in the glass and then coquettishly unfurls mineral-rich red berry fruit mixed with rose petals; the perfume is captivating. The palate is well balanced, with velvety tannin and perfectly judged acidity, and very, very harmonious. More and more black fruit seems to join the chorus line toward the finish, which fans out gloriously, demonstrating superlative persistence. The best Bélair-Monange to date, and an accomplished, riveting Saint-Émilion." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2025-2055


"The fruit--plum, fig and black currant--is decidedly dark in profile now, but it is very, very pure, with sleek and racy definition throughout. There's a swath of tobacco and alluring toast as well, but this red is defined on its back end by a bolt of chalky minerality that is buried deep and should emerge fully with extended cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,400 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2022-2038


"The 2016 Bélair-Monange is exotically ripe and flashy. Bright red and purplish fruit is pushed forward in a primary, intense wine with plenty of immediacy. As good as the 2016 is, what I don't see are the layers of depth and structure that have made the finest recent vintages so compelling. Even so, the 2016 is a very pretty and compelling wine, it just falls a bit short relative to some of the other wines that have been made here." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024-2046


"Sweet, relaxed nose. A little edge of damp webbing. Mid weight only, and less compelling than the run of top Pomerols tasted just beforehand. No trace of any forcing in the cellar but it seems a little tentative. Nice that it's not flashy. Quite serious intention here." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/13/2017)

Rating: 16.5+
Drink from: 2025-2040


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