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2011 Belair-Monange St. Emilion

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE95
  • JS93
  • WA92
  • WS92
  • JL
  • EW

Reviews

WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
(WE93-95 points) Barrel sample. The wine shows dryness and concentration, with a core of austere tannins. Its juicy character slowly emerges.
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Lots of ripe-strawberry character with raspberry undertones. Full body with round, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. This is very special for the vintage. Impressive. Try in 2017.
WA92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
It is amazing how things have turned around for this tiny jewel of a property adjacent to Chateau Ausone. Production has been cut back and the selection process has become deeply serious as just over 1,500 cases were... It is amazing how things have turned around for this tiny jewel of a property adjacent to Chateau Ausone. Production has been cut back and the selection process has become deeply serious as just over 1,500 cases were produced in this vintage. The dense ruby/purple-colored 2011 offers gorgeous aromas of kirsch, crushed rock, raspberries and subtle oak are followed by a medium-bodied, concentrated mouthfeel that suggests low yields and impeccable winemaking. A star of the vintage, it should be forgotten for 4-5 years and drunk over the following two decades. 92+ - Robert Parker
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
A restrained, elegant style, with a core of pure cherry paste, accented by singed vanilla, lightly mulled blood orange, tobacco, chalk and incense notes. The long finish let's the chalky edge play out without overt... A restrained, elegant style, with a core of pure cherry paste, accented by singed vanilla, lightly mulled blood orange, tobacco, chalk and incense notes. The long finish let's the chalky edge play out without overt austerity, revealing an echo of black tea on the finish. A classy, intellectual wine. Best from 2016 through 2028. 1,400 cases made. –JM
JL
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, January 2013
Planted to 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc on 7.5 hectares of limestone soils at a vine density of 6600 vines per hectare the majority on south-facing slopes near Ausone. Average vine age is 40 years. Yields have been... Planted to 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc on 7.5 hectares of limestone soils at a vine density of 6600 vines per hectare the majority on south-facing slopes near Ausone. Average vine age is 40 years. Yields have been significantly reduced for the most recent vintages. Dark purple core yet the wine saw little extraction time. Aromas of red and black fruits jasmine and saddle leather along with Asian spice and licorice. Layers of chocolate and cigar box flavor the midpalate as the fine grained tannins develop and the acidity keeps things moving. There is a wonderful balance to the palate showcasing the terroir. A nice follow up to the 2010. From the Moueix family of wines. Enjoy 2015-2025.
EW
Eddie Wolowski - JJ Buckley, January 2013
Carmine red rim with a deep core. Opens with an alluring nose that combines floral elements with red berries and spice - pliant and subtle, but seduces just the same. This just glides onto the palate with an array of... Carmine red rim with a deep core. Opens with an alluring nose that combines floral elements with red berries and spice - pliant and subtle, but seduces just the same. This just glides onto the palate with an array of vibrant red fruits, minerals, and rose petals. It displays a good sense of verve, though it’s delicate with very gentle and lingering tannins on the finish. Medium bodied with a cashmere like texture, the 2011 Belair Monange is very elegant and finesse driven, showing aristocratic breed. Like a trip to the moon on gossamer wings! Almost Burgundian in a sense, yet classic Bordeaux in style. Very pure and alarmingly delicious, this is a super precise effort. Drink this beauty young with some decanting or hold and follow over the next 5-15 years. It will reward and fill out further with some short to mid-term cellaring, but hard not to drink now, it’s already thrilling!

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