2010 Belair-Monange St. Emilion
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • JL 95
  • JS 94
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94

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Reg: $259.94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
2010: An absolutely magnificent wine from Christian Moueix and his son Edouard, this wine is right up there with their 2009 and may eclipse it in terms of its potential longevity. Dense purple, with a near-liqueur of... 2010: An absolutely magnificent wine from Christian Moueix and his son Edouard, this wine is right up there with their 2009 and may eclipse it in terms of its potential longevity. Dense purple, with a near-liqueur of crushed rocks and chalk intermixed with blueberry, black raspberry and cassis, this wine is very full-bodied for a Belair, with ethereal complexity and impressive texture and length. I believe this is the first vintage of the wine to be released in an engraved bottle, which seems to be the direction of all the top estates in the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable. More evidence of concerned Bordelais attempting to stop criminals intent on producing fraudulent bottles of these limited production wines. Forget this baby for 7-8 years and then look for it to evolve over three decades-plus. Obviously, the Moueix family has been investing considerable money and effort into this famous vineyard, which was one of Bordeaux’s most notable underachievers for many decades. It is certainly back now, with yields cut drastically, and the fruit harvested at a much riper stage, producing a wine that truly exploits this great terroir adjacent to Ausone.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2017
Solidly built, with the chalky spine running from start to finish, while the core of red currant, raspberry and black cherry fruit is held in reserve. Shows a lovely floral flash through the finish, where the chalky edge... Solidly built, with the chalky spine running from start to finish, while the core of red currant, raspberry and black cherry fruit is held in reserve. Shows a lovely floral flash through the finish, where the chalky edge really starts to emerge.—Non-blind Bélair-Monange vertical (December 2016). Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,350 cases made.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
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.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
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.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
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.
JJB 96
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Situated next to Ausone this is a property to watch. It will no doubt be competing with the very top wines from St. Emilion. The nose offers a perfume of spring flowers blackberry and black cherry with underlying Asian... Situated next to Ausone this is a property to watch. It will no doubt be competing with the very top wines from St. Emilion. The nose offers a perfume of spring flowers blackberry and black cherry with underlying Asian spice and a strike of charcoal and graphite minerality. Really nice concentration of black cherry cassis and plum fruit with a touch of brambly briary terroir expression. Gorgeous restraint and balance with an alluring and elegant texture that is a departure from a majority of Right Bank wines that focus on extraction and power. This wine is more about elegance and sophistication than bowling you over with primary fruit. Thus the tannins are well manicured and integrated nicely already. We spoke with Christian Moeuix about his fine portfolio of wines and he pointed out that the vintage required less maceration and extraction due to thick skin tissue as a result of the small de-hydrated grapes. This gorgeous St. Emilion shows that he was on to something and the wine is drinking beautifully now with a silky luscious texture.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010