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2016 Château Bélair-Monange Premier Grand Cru Classe

2016 Château Bélair-Monange Premier Grand Cru Classe

Producer: Château Bélair-Monange

Region: Saint-Émilion

Country: France

Grapes: 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2016

ABV: 14.5%

Vivino: 4.3
Drink By: 2045

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Occasional Wine Note: This one is a stunner. It's a great representation of the best of Bordeaux's Right Bank. The Left Bank is more focused on Cabernet-based reds, while in the Right Bank, Merlot dominates the blends. Merlot is where our journey as wine lovers began and this wine is a great representation of from where the roots of our first tastes come. Cherries, plums, cinnamon, with some floral notes mixed in. This one will likely not reach its peak for another 15-20 years and will last well beyond that. If you must, let it breathe so that you can enjoy all of its splendor.

  • Andreas Larsson

    Critic Score: 98

    Chalky, fresh and stony nose with floral wild berries and fresh truffle, very pure and detailed aromas emerge. Very concentrated and fresh palate, lovely layers of wild raspberries, cassis and plum with fine oak a discreet spiciness. Very long and intense finish with digest wild fruit notes, freshness and purity.

  • Wine Advocate

    Critic Score: 97

    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.

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