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2010 Belair-Monange St. Emilion

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA97
  • WS97
  • JL95
  • WE94
  • ST94
  • JS94
  • JR

Reviews

WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010: This tiny estate was in the qualitative doldrums for decades but it has been resurrected by Christian Moueix and his son Edmond over the last few years and the 2010 ranks alongside the brilliant 2009. Two-thirds of... 2010: This tiny estate was in the qualitative doldrums for decades but it has been resurrected by Christian Moueix and his son Edmond over the last few years and the 2010 ranks alongside the brilliant 2009. Two-thirds of this vineyard is planted on the pure limestone hillsides and the rest is on the Plateau of St.-Emilion. One parcel over 100 years of age produces a minuscule 5-10 hectoliters per hectare. The 2010 primarily Merlot boasts a dense purple color as well as raspberry fruit notes intermixed with a liqueur of powdered rocks. With abundant fruit minerality size substance personality and extraordinary individuality this stunningly concentrated St.-Emilion is a tour de force in great winemaking. It will need 4-5 years of cellaring and should keep for 25-30 years.
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Shows blackberry and fig fruit with a laser beam of iron-tinged minerality cutting through the middle. There's lots of perfume on the finish already with great cut and this is rather defined now with a very flattering... Shows blackberry and fig fruit with a laser beam of iron-tinged minerality cutting through the middle. There's lots of perfume on the finish already with great cut and this is rather defined now with a very flattering feel. Parcels are now two-thirds clay and one-third limestone due to replanting. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
JL95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Belair-Monange With aromas of charcoal stone licorice and red with black fruits the wine offers silky supple textures and a deep licorice infused long mineral ripe plum and cassis finish.
WE94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Smoky wine dominated by its dry tannins seemingly extracted. The wine certainly has weight and power but the dryness is a major element at this stage. It will need serious aging time.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Deep ruby-purple. Sexy aromatic nose combines ripe red cherry cassis Oriental spices and sandalwood. Sweet and supple on entry then slightly tougher in the mid-palate with chewy flavors of black fruits licorice and dried... Deep ruby-purple. Sexy aromatic nose combines ripe red cherry cassis Oriental spices and sandalwood. Sweet and supple on entry then slightly tougher in the mid-palate with chewy flavors of black fruits licorice and dried herbs accented by a persistent floral note. I really liked this wine's overall balance and sneaky concentration. A very fine Belair-Monange that ought to age splendidly.
JS94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is clearly the best wine ever from here unless anyone remembers the 1950. Finally Belair has unleashed some exotic and suppleness in its wine. Full bodied with soft and silky tannins and a long milk chocolate berry... This is clearly the best wine ever from here unless anyone remembers the 1950. Finally Belair has unleashed some exotic and suppleness in its wine. Full bodied with soft and silky tannins and a long milk chocolate berry aftertaste.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Arresting new red and white label. Mid crimson. Very rich plump sumptuous nose. This really is quite dramatic! Then firm on the palate - a very strong statement of intent to age. Relatively rich for a Moueix... Arresting new red and white label. Mid crimson. Very rich plump sumptuous nose. This really is quite dramatic! Then firm on the palate - a very strong statement of intent to age. Relatively rich for a Moueix St-Émilion though much more restrained and classical than most of its peers elsewhere. Dry finish with good balance though clearly quite a lot of alcohol. The tannins are definitely present. This is much less dense than the more caricature style of this appellation. 17 out of 20

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