2012 Belair-Monange



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£315.00

Average critic rating : 93.75 points

95

95

With some of the oldest vines in all of Bordeaux, especially one parcel from 1905, Belair Monange’s 2012 (14.5% alcohol) is a tribute to this great terroir that was poorly managed and exploited prior to the family of Jean-Pierre Moueix taking over. Now it is Christian Moueix and his son Edouard who manage the property and produce the wine. The 2012 is a beauty, with a deep ruby/purple color, complex notes of minerals, crushed rock, red and black fruits, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, great texture, long finish and true ability and character. It should age beautifully for 20 or more years and yet be drinkable another three or four. Production is small, as only 1,300 cases were produced.| eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

92-93

92-93

A young wine with lots of mineral, blueberries and subtle spices on the palate. Solid core of fruit with very refined tannins and a bright, fresh acidity. Almost chalky character to it with citrus rind undertone. Racy. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

93-96

93-96

Remarkably pure, sleek and refined, with a faint chalk thread perfectly embedded in the core of red currant, cherry and damson plum fruit. Very sleek, with refined tannins and impressive length, this is balanced to a T. A wine of distinction that seems destined to improve as the remaining limestone portions of the vineyard are replanted. This is also the first vintage that includes the portions from the former Magdelaine estate. Tasted non-blind. WineSpectator.com—J.M.

17.5

17.5

This is a little more intense on the nose than Certan de May with bold black fruit and earthy undergrowth notes. Fully ripe with tannins supporting the fruit rather than vice versa. Flavourful and mouth-filling. FINE+RARE



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Belair-Monange 2012
-£120.00     (-16.02%) Latest price:  £629.00
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F+R STORAGE:

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Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
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