Chateau Belair Monange Saint Emilion 2008
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau Belair Monange|
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.
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.
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.