Chateau Belair Monange Saint Emilion 2008

$97.95

SKU 2196

750ml

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Chateau Bélair-Monange is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked Premier Grand Cru classé B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located in the Right Bank of France's Bordeaux wine region in the commune of Saint-Émilion, in the department Gironde. The estate was considered the leading winery of Saint-Émilion for most of the 19th century. For pairing with Bordeaux, look for the more refined and simply prepared cuts such as loin chops, rib chops and a rack of lamb. These classic dishes can be a divine pairing with Bordeaux. More aromatic, rustic and spicy preparations of lamb often call for a wine with a bit more of a chewy, rustic and herbal character.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Belair Monange
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe first substantial and reassuringly great Belair-Monange in many decades, the 2008 represents the epitome of elegance and minerality. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet red and black fruits intermixed with notes of spring flowers and crushed rocks, a layered mouthfeel, superb nobility and remarkable intensity offered in a finesse-filled format. Kudos to Edmond and Christian Moueix for their resurrection of this iconic 6.2 acre vineyard.

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastBig and structured wine, with ripe jammy fruit. Rich spice, soft tannins and dense texture all come together to give a rounded feel. Acidity at the end makes a final, tight contrast.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2011
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorRipe and focused, with a red fruit profile of crushed cherry, raspberry and red currant. A silky texture and tangy floral hints help extend the finish. Drink now through 2015. 1,300 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2011