2014 Belair-Monange St. Emilion
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • JD 95
  • VN 93
  • WA 92

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Reg: $164.94

$139.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Feb. 2019

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2015
(WE95-97 points) Structured and stylish, with delicious berry fruits, this wine shows the great progress at this château. It is rich while having fine tannins and intense acidity. It is going to age well over many years.
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, February 2017
Extremely perfumed with rose aromas that turn to strawberries and citrus. Some stones, too. Full-bodied, yet reserved and ultra-refined. It goes on for minutes. Power with finesse. Try in 2022 but already a joy to taste.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2017
Shows gorgeous purity, with cassis, loganberry and raspberry fruit carried by a lightly brambly feel, giving this more weight and grip than the previous vintages. The chalky thread is there, extending through the finish... Shows gorgeous purity, with cassis, loganberry and raspberry fruit carried by a lightly brambly feel, giving this more weight and grip than the previous vintages. The chalky thread is there, extending through the finish, but it's easily absorbed overall. Delivers lovely bergamot and rooibos tea notes at the end.—Non-blind Bélair-Monange vertical (December 2016). Best from 2022 through 2035. 2,167 cases made. –JM
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
The first vintage to include fruit from replantings on the upper plateau, the 2014 Château Bélair-Monange is another brilliant wine and is a 2014 that marries elegance and finesse with richness and terrific length. A... The first vintage to include fruit from replantings on the upper plateau, the 2014 Château Bélair-Monange is another brilliant wine and is a 2014 that marries elegance and finesse with richness and terrific length. A blend of mostly Merlot and roughly 10% Cabernet Franc, it offers ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a complex bouquet of black cherry and currant-like fruits, lots of Asian spice, acacia flowers, cedary spice, and dried earth-like minerality. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, exceedingly elegant, with fine tannin, and great finish, it needs an hour of air if drinking anytime soon, and will evolve gracefully for 10-15 years.
VN 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2018
The 2014 Bélair-Monange has an open, aniseed-tinged bouquet with plenty of ripe red berry fruit. There is something playful and joyful about these aromatics that demand to be noticed. The palate is medium-bodied with... The 2014 Bélair-Monange has an open, aniseed-tinged bouquet with plenty of ripe red berry fruit. There is something playful and joyful about these aromatics that demand to be noticed. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, firm tannin, quite grippy in the mouth but there are some lovely liquorice and spice notes that come through on the finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. -- Neal Martin
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
The 2014 Belair-Monange was a slightly perplexing wine when I tasted it from barrel, so I was intrigued to discover how it would perform now in bottle. It has what you might describe as a "straight-laced" bouquet: very... The 2014 Belair-Monange was a slightly perplexing wine when I tasted it from barrel, so I was intrigued to discover how it would perform now in bottle. It has what you might describe as a "straight-laced" bouquet: very direct and nicely delineated, albeit without the frills and nuances of some of the best Saint Emilion wines this vintage. There is an attractive wilted rose petal aroma that emerges with aeration, but I was seeking more intensity. The palate is better than the aromatics: silky smooth in texture, well-judged acidity, genuine depth and gentle grip in the mouth. There is tangible mineralité here, great focus with a sense of tension and "bite" towards the finish. I was probably being parsimonious with my score in barrel, although that is partly vindicated by the nose that needs to get its act together and match the potential of the palate. Let's see how this develops over the next few years. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2014