2016 Belair-Monange St. Emilion

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 99 WA 97 JD 96 JL 96 WE 96 WS 95 DC 92
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Incredibly perfumed aromas of roses and violets, as well as blue fruit and lavender. Full-bodied and powerful, yet so full of finesse and vibrance. The height of elegance! Such depth of chalk and dark berries. It goes on...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

97+ A blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Belair Monange comes strutting out of the glass like a total rock star with gregarious red cherries, blackberries and warm...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

(96+ points) The 2016 Château Belair-Monange (92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc) comes from limestone soils on both the upper plateau and the hillside slope just outside of the village of Saint Emilion. This deep...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Full-bodied, concentrated, soft, silky and with a beautiful purity to its layers of fruits, you also find, smoke, licorice wet earth, cigar wrapper and spice. Fresh, energetic and fruity, with soft, polished tannins this...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

After considerable replantation, this 57-acre estate now shows how good it can be. This wine has style as well as concentration and glorious black fruits that are developing into a rich wine. Drink from 2025.
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2019

The fruit—plum, fig and black currant—is decidedly dark in profile now, but it is very, very pure, with sleek and racy definition throughout. There's a swath of tobacco and alluring toast as well, but this red is defined...
DC 92

Decanter, March 2019

It's hard to believe that this is a second wine and it would certainly stand up confidently against many grand vins, even in this excellent quality vintage. More serious than the 2015, it has more depth to its dark fruits...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Belair-Monange St. Emilion is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that exudes elegance and finesse. With its deep garnet-purple color, this wine is visually captivating, setting the stage for the sensory journey that awaits.

Upon first nosing, the aromas of this wine burst forth with an undeniable presence. Gregarious red cherries, blackberries, and warm plums take center stage, accompanied by subtle hints of lavender, rose hip tea, powdered cinnamon, cigar box, and camphor. The bouquet is complex and layered, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship that went into its creation.

On the palate, the Belair-Monange St. Emilion truly shines. With a medium-bodied structure, this wine completely envelops the senses, filling the mouth with vibrant layers of red and black fruit. The flavors are impeccably balanced, complemented by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a refreshing acidity that adds wonderful freshness to the wine. The finish is long and perfumed, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 97+, further solidifying its status as a true gem. She describes it as a "total rock star" and praises its depth, complexity, and vibrant fruit layers.

Other esteemed critics have also recognized the exceptional quality of this wine. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 95, highlighting its pure and dark fruit profile, sleek definition, and bolt of chalky minerality. James Suckling awarded it an outstanding score of 99, noting its incredibly perfumed aromas, powerful yet finesseful palate, and the height of elegance it embodies.

With accolades from Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, The Wine Cellar Insider, and Jeb Dunnuck, it is evident that the 2016 Belair-Monange St. Emilion is a wine of exceptional caliber. This Bordeaux Blend is a testament to the artistry of the Belair-Monange estate and a true representation of the renowned terroir of Saint Emilion. It is a wine that demands attention and promises a remarkable drinking experience for years to come.