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2008 Château Bélair-Monange

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)

PRICE:
$159.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
12 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The first substantial and reassuringly great Belair-Monange in many decades, the 2008 represents the epitome of elegance and minerality. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet red and black fruits intermixed with notes of spring flowers and crushed rocks, a layered mouthfeel, superb nobility and remarkable intensity offered in a finesse-filled format. Kudos to Edmond and Christian Moueix for their resurrection of this iconic 6.2 acre vineyard." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #194
(WA, 05/01/2011)

Rating: 93+


"Bright red-ruby. Fresh, mineral-driven aromas of bitter cherry, redcurrant, flowers and rose petal. Quite soil-driven and suave, with a light touch and good spicy lift to the intense mineral and red berry flavors. Sweet, pliant and rich, but at the same time youthful and suave, with a late hint of orange peel on the long, refined aftertaste. As of 2008, the old Belair property, planted on limestone next to Ausone, is solely owned by J.P. Moueix (essentially Christian Moueix and his son Edouard), and this is the first vintage bottled under the new name." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2011)

Rating: 92


"Racy, sleek, with fine dry tannins on the finish. Vigorous and positive but much, much more concentrated than this wine used to be - a different animal. Not a Rollandian sweet one but much more like Ausone with a polish. A JP Moueix wine and therefore drier, as in more savoury, than most at this quality level." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/19/2009)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2018-2030


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