2015 Belair-Monange St. Emilion
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • JS 100
  • WA 98
  • JL 97
  • JD 97
  • WE 97
  • DC 97
  • WS 96
  • VN 93

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Reg: $2,095.00

$1,995.00

In Stock: 7 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 100
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
Blue fruits, minerals, lavender and licorice aromas are wonderful. Full body and ultra-refined tannins with an integration and refinement that make the wines seamless and beautiful. The powerful tannins hide from you at... Blue fruits, minerals, lavender and licorice aromas are wonderful. Full body and ultra-refined tannins with an integration and refinement that make the wines seamless and beautiful. The powerful tannins hide from you at first, but what structure in the end. It goes on for minutes. Try in 2024.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
98+ This perhaps somewhat controversial marriage between the estates of Chateau Belair and Chateau Magdelaine—both Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion estates—to form Chateau Bélair Monange hits pay-dirt with this... 98+ This perhaps somewhat controversial marriage between the estates of Chateau Belair and Chateau Magdelaine—both Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion estates—to form Chateau Bélair Monange hits pay-dirt with this spectacular 2015 release. Composed of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Belair Monange has the most singular nose of grilled meats, smoked game, iron ore and fallen leaves over a slowly unfurling ripe fruit core of crushed black plums, blackberry preserves and cassis with fragrant touches of star anise and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, the palate reveals an arresting backbone of exquisitely ripe, very firm tannins and sparks of background acidity lifting and defining the rich, densely packed layers, culminating in an epically long and multifaceted finish. Possessing its own compellingly beautiful signature, this is a remarkably riveting wine that should not be missed. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JL 97
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
The wine keeps getting better and better. Flowers and stone, with cherry pipe tobacco, licorice and cocoa easily fills the perfume. Full boded, concentrated, rich and deep, the wine is silky, long and loaded with sweet... The wine keeps getting better and better. Flowers and stone, with cherry pipe tobacco, licorice and cocoa easily fills the perfume. Full boded, concentrated, rich and deep, the wine is silky, long and loaded with sweet fruits. As the wine lingers on your palate, the flavors expand, leaving you with dark chocolate, plum and stone that stays with you for close to 45 seconds. This should age for 2-3 decades with little effort. Give it time before popping a cork. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2015&wine=Chateau%20Belair-Monange
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
The 2015 Château Bélair-Monange is primarily Merlot blended with roughly 10% Cabernet Franc. This straight up awesome Saint-Emilion boasts a deep ruby/purple color, huge aromatics of blackcurrants, scorched earth, and... The 2015 Château Bélair-Monange is primarily Merlot blended with roughly 10% Cabernet Franc. This straight up awesome Saint-Emilion boasts a deep ruby/purple color, huge aromatics of blackcurrants, scorched earth, and tobacco, full-bodied richness, and a gorgeous opulence married with purity of fruit that hard to believe. Picking up more and more minerality with time in the glass, give this blockbuster 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following two to three decades. It’s flat-out great.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
Now at 58 acres, this is a large vineyard for Saint-Émilion. Intense tannins and a powerful structure are the hallmarks of this concentrated wine. At the same time, it has great acidity and elegant black fruits. Together... Now at 58 acres, this is a large vineyard for Saint-Émilion. Intense tannins and a powerful structure are the hallmarks of this concentrated wine. At the same time, it has great acidity and elegant black fruits. Together, this is a dense, rich wine with a long-term future. Drink from 2027.
DC 97
Decanter, December 2017
The vines of Belair-Monange are split between limestone on the plateau and clay limestone on the slopes. This is a stand-out wine, poised and silky but still in the Moueix muscular house style in 2015. Tannins are fully... The vines of Belair-Monange are split between limestone on the plateau and clay limestone on the slopes. This is a stand-out wine, poised and silky but still in the Moueix muscular house style in 2015. Tannins are fully present and fully committed. In the glass, the floral side opens up, and there's impressive salinity on the finish where you can practically lick the limestone. Excellent; one to put away for eight to ten years. Drinking Window 2023 - 2040 - Jane Anson Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-belair-monange-st-emilion-1er-grand-cru-classe-b-17597#vVO482HfYh87kIZL.99
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2018
A charcoal and tobacco underpinning gives this energy, while the core of steeped plum, blackberry and black currant fruit unwinds slowly. Shows grip but remains very refined in feel overall, with a beautiful chalky thread... A charcoal and tobacco underpinning gives this energy, while the core of steeped plum, blackberry and black currant fruit unwinds slowly. Shows grip but remains very refined in feel overall, with a beautiful chalky thread adding nuance to the finish. This is lovely, but with some sneaky power in reserve. Best from 2023 through 2040. 2,398 cases made. — JM
VN 93
Vinous, April 2018
(93+ points) The 2015 Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 5 and 15 October. It has a very pure and almost heady bouquet, perhaps because of the higher alcohol than in 2014 at almost 15.0° in alcohol. Rich and decadent... (93+ points) The 2015 Beau-Séjour Bécot was picked between 5 and 15 October. It has a very pure and almost heady bouquet, perhaps because of the higher alcohol than in 2014 at almost 15.0° in alcohol. Rich and decadent, you just want to put a leash on its exuberance. The palate is sweet and candied on the entry, very fine tannin and well judged acidity, layers of luxuriant red berry fruit laced with mineral and that alcohol is neatly disguised on the sensual finish. With bottle age the aromatics will hopefully just calm down and then you should have a fantastic Saint-Émilion. Tasted at the château. -- Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2015
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork