2018 Belair-Monange St. Emilion

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JS 99 JL 99 JD 98 WA 98 TWI 98 DC 97 JA 97 WE 97 VN 96 WS 95
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Very intense blackberries, black olives, blueberries and dried flowers. Stony minerality. Even some pine. Full-bodied with superb depth of fruit and ultra fine tannins that are intense and polished. The finish is so long...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

The wines here continue getting better year after year. And 2018 is no exception. Just the color, with its dark, purple ink hue tells you you're in for something special. There is incredible intensity of flavor here. The...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

An incredible expression of Merlot grown on limestone soils, the 2018 Château Belair-Monange (90/10 Merlot and Cabernet Franc) sports a dense purple hue as well as powerful notes of blackcurrants, kirsch liqueur, flowery...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

Made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Belair Monange rolls effortlessly out of the glass with gregarious scents of black cherry preserves, stewed plums and...
TWI 98

The Wine Independent, February 2023

The 2018 Belair-Monange has a deep garnet purple color. It is very closed, slightly reduced, requiring a lot of swirling to reveal notes of black raspberries, warm plums, and kirsch, plus hints of pencil lead, wild sage...
DC 97

Decanter, November 2020

Hugely serious; still clearly extremely young. With a gorgeously ripped muscular frame, the fruit is multi-layered and multi-faceted. So much power, with autumnal blackberry and blueberry, soft mocha and coffee, and a...
JA 97

janeanson.com, September 2021

Now standing up alongside the most sought-after names of St Emilion, Belair-Monange is on the limestone plateau, and has been the recipient of serious investment over recent years. Still extremely young, gorgeously ripped...
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

Dense layers of black fruits mingle with dusty tannins in this wine. The powerful structure is beautifully balanced with ripe fruitiness in harmony with the concentration of the wine's texture. This wine will age well...
VN 96

Vinous, March 2021

The 2018 Bélair-Monange, so impressive out of barrel, delivers now that it finds itself incarcerated by glass. It is endowed with a seriously impressive nose, delivering blackberry and still that faint warm...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2021

Restrained style, with gently mulled currant and black cherry notes forming the core while hints of anise, applewood and sweet tobacco peek through on the finish. Long, fine chalky minerality extends the finish as the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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The 2018 Belair-Monange St. Emilion is a Bordeaux blend produced by Belair-Monange in the renowned Bordeaux region of France, specifically Saint Emilion. This red wine, sealed with a cork and boasting an alcohol content of 14.0%, is noted for its intense and multi-layered profile, as highlighted by several professional reviewers.

James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 99, describing it as having "very intense blackberries, black olives, blueberries and dried flowers" with "stony minerality" and "superb depth of fruit and ultra fine tannins." He emphasized the "seamless palate" and a finish that is "so long and delivers so much flavor" (jamessuckling.com).

Wine Enthusiast's Roger Voss also gave a high score of 97, noting the "dense layers of black fruits mingle with dusty tannins" and a "powerful structure beautifully balanced with ripe fruitiness." He suggested that this wine will age well and recommends drinking from 2027 (Wine Enthusiast).

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, with Lisa Perrotti-Brown reviewing, scored the wine 98, praising its "medium to deep garnet-purple color" and a bouquet of "black cherry preserves, stewed plums and boysenberries." The palate is "laden with black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, framed by velvety tannins and seamless freshness" (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate).

Jeff Leve, from TheWineCellarInsider.com, echoed these sentiments with another 99 score, highlighting the wine's "incredible intensity of flavor" and "non-stop layers of rocks, stones, black plums, blueberry and black cherry." He described the finish as "60 second seamless" and predicted that it could "probably hit triple digits" in score with time.

Decanter also praised the wine with a 97 score, calling it "hugely serious" with a "gorgeously ripped muscular frame." They noted the "multi-layered and multi-faceted" fruit and "clear limestone edge."

Jeb Dunnuck provided a score of 98, commending its "dense purple hue" and "powerful notes of blackcurrants, kirsch liqueur, flowery incense, chalky minerality, and white truffle." He described it as a "serious 2018 offering" with "integrated oak, ripe yet building tannins, and one hell of a great finish."

Each review underscores the exceptional quality and aging potential of the 2018 Belair-Monange St. Emilion, making it a noteworthy addition to any cellar.