2015 Belair-Monange



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£1,191.00
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£595.00

Average critic rating : 95.29 points

95-98

95-98

The 2015 Bélair-Monange is super-impressive. A striking bouquet endowed with the essence of graphite, smoke, licorice and tobacco is pure allure. Vertical on the palate, with soaring tannins and tons of structure, the 2015 possesses remarkable intensity to match its explosive, energetic personality. Even with all of its size, the 2015 remains incredibly nuanced and finessed throughout. Today, it is one of the most exciting wines of the year. The blend is 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

95-97

95-97

The 2015 Belair-Monange is a blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. It has a reticent bouquet at first, but it soon opens up with layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, orange sorbet and floral aromas. This is beautifully defined and intellectual, a Saint Emilion with aromatic secrets that will only be revealed with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sturdy tannin. There is a firm backbone to this Belair-Monange, a serious Saint Emilion, complex and intellectual with precise red and black fruit, a touch of spice and a dash of white pepper on the finish. Dare I say, it represents the first Belair-Monange that ranks among JP Moueix's finest wines since the family acquired the property in 2011. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2055

98-99

98-99

Incredible depth of fruit to this wine with ultra-powerful tannins that remain agile and soft. So much intensity. It’s layered with ripe fruit and caressing mouth feel. Neoclassical in style. Mostly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

95-98

95-98

Features some seriously racy raspberry and plum coulis flavors, glistening with bitter orange and rooibos tea accents before picking up a long chalky spine on the finish. Tightly focused, revealing impressive perfume that should unfurl slowly. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

17

17

Jean-Pierre Moueix's new baby. 23.5 ha (58 acres) of limestone on the plateau, and clay on limestone on the slopes. 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc. Extremely dark. Very heady, very dramatic. So unlike the Bélair and Magdelaine of old! Small berries (tastes as though) and very concentrated. Thick and ambitious. Quite a play! Halfway between the J-P Moueix restraint and the more alcoholic style that has been modern St-Émilion. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2037-2042

94

94

Only 12ha of the 23.5ha estate in production at present. Has come on leaps and bounds. Appealing berry fruit nose. Generous fruit on the palate but freshness and precision as well. Plentiful but ripe tannins. Limestone terroir shows its presence. Super harmony and balance. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2040

94

94

Rich, tannic and dominated by oak at this stage, but this ambitious wine will settle into itself over the next year or two. Firm and dense, with layered tannins, inky, slightly fruitcakey notes, this finishes with a frisson of limestone freshness. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2035



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Belair-Monange 2015
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