2020 - Ch Belair-Monange 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06C0BELA6PK _ 2020 - Ch Belair-Monange 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Bel Air
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2050
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 CH BELAIR-MONANGE 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Bel Air
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2027 - 2050
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £630 – £755
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2021,
    Score: 97-98

    90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. A sensational wine from this famed estate owned by the Moueix family sitting on the highest point in the appellation and clearly benefitting from its blue clay and limestone soils in 2020. Intoxicatingly scented, with hints of violet, rosemary, and joyous fresh summer fruits. On the palate it has endless flowing flavours of mocha, nutmeg, and bright fruits. With huge volume and richness, it is also graceful, and the wonderfully silky tannins give length and total class

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2021,
    Score: 97-98

    It’s full-bodied, showing loads of violets, blackberries and blueberries with salt and white-pepper character. Minerally. It’s very fine-grained with a fascinating finish. Intense and long. 98% merlot and 2% cabernet franc.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
    Score: 17.5

    Wisp of fruit and soil on the nose with a red-berry and chalky nuance. Beautifully textured, the plentiful tannins smooth and filigree fine. Poised, fresh and juicy as well, the finish long and palate-cleansing. Precisely executed, the terroir showing through. (JL) Drink 2028 – 2045

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Producer

Domaine Bel Air

Domaine de Bel Air is a 13-hectare Domaine on the slopes of Pouilly run by oenologue Katia Mauroy-Gauliez, whose modern winery is a model of its genre. The vines grow on limestone and flint soils, imparting the appellation's signature gunflint and smoke characters to the wine. These vines are looked after by Katia's father and brother so it truly is a family domaine. The cellar is smallbut modern, and the winemaking modern, intelligent and non-interventionist. Katia's aim is to let the grapes express the character of the vineyard, and this she does admirably.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.