Chateau Belair Monange - St. Emilion 2016 (750ml)

 
WS
95
WE
96
WA
97+
JD
96+
JS
99
V
97

Price: $220.00

Sale Price: $195.00

Producer Chateau Belair Monange
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion St. Emilion
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2016
Sku 1005450
Size 750ml

James Suckling: 99 Points

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 for minutes. Drink after 2025.

Wine Advocate: 97+ Points

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 plums scents plus hints of lavender rose hip tea powdered cinnamon cigar box and camphor. Medium-bodied it completely fills the palate with vibrant red and black fruit layers framed by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness finishing long and perfumed.

Vinous: 97 Points

The 2016 Bélair-Monange is easily the most closed of all of J-P Moueix’s wines when I taste them together. It is stubbornly tight in the glass and then coquettishly unfurls mineral-rich red berry fruit mixed with rose petals; the perfume is captivating. The palate is well balanced with velvety tannin and perfectly judged acidity and very very harmonious. More and more black fruit seems to join the chorus line toward the finish which fans out gloriously demonstrating superlative persistence. The best Bélair-Monange to date and an accomplished riveting Saint-Émilion. -- Neal Martin

Jeb Dunnuck: 96+ Points

The 2016 Chteau Belair-Monange (92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Fr

Wine Enthusiast: 96 Points

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.

Wine Spectator: 95 Points

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 on its back end by a bolt of chalky minerality that is buried deep and should emerge fully with extended cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2038.

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