2018 Belair-Monange St. Emilion

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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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 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Belair-Monange St. Emilion, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine, with its deep, garnet-purple color, is a true representation of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Belair-Monange estate.

On the nose, this wine unveils an intoxicating bouquet of intense blackberries, black olives, blueberries, and dried flowers. The aromas are further enriched by hints of stony minerality and a touch of pine, creating a sensory experience that is both captivating and enticing.

As it graces the palate, the 2018 Belair-Monange reveals its remarkable depth of fruit and impeccable structure. The ultra-fine tannins are both intense and polished, providing a velvety texture that caresses the senses. The flavor profile is a harmonious symphony of blackberry, wet earth, and exotic spices, with each layer unfolding seamlessly. The finish is seemingly endless, leaving a trail of flavor that lingers on the palate, from the rich black fruit preserves to the subtle nuances of tilled soil.

This wine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, showcasing the exceptional quality of these grape varietals. The result is a wine that is rich, seductive, and full-bodied, with a remarkable freshness that elevates its overall character. With its velvety tannins and seamless structure, the 2018 Belair-Monange is a testament to the skill of the winemakers and the unique terroir of Saint Emilion.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 99 points, praising its intensity, depth of fruit, and elegant palate. Wine Enthusiast also lauded the finesse and age-worthiness of this wine, awarding it a score of 97 points for its graceful Merlot and refreshing acidity.

With its remarkable reviews and exceptional quality, the 2018 Belair-Monange St. Emilion is a wine that demands attention. This is a wine that will continue to evolve and delight for many years to come. It is recommended to cellar this wine for a few more years to allow the earthy and savory nuances to fully emerge, but it can certainly be enjoyed now for those who cannot resist its allure. Pair this wine with rich and flavorful dishes, such as roasted lamb or aged cheeses, to truly appreciate its complexity and elegance.