Owned by the Moueix family, owners of Château Trotanoy and Château La Fleur-Pétrus in Pomerol and also the esteemed Dominus in Napa Valley. The name was changed from Chateau Belair in 2008 to commemorate Anne-Adele Monange the grandmother of Christian Moueix. The quality has definitely sky-rocketed since the Moueix family took over; this is still a sleeper and favorite of those in the know.
“This is very linear and structured in a classical way for Bordeaux with a very focused and tight core of beautiful fruit that gives an agile and vivid palate of pretty fruit and bright acidity, not to mention the ultra fine tannins, which deliver a seamless and limitless finish.” – JS
With less than 1500 cases produced per year we had to fight hard to get our allocation. Get yours while it still lasts.
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This is very linear and structured in a classical way for Bordeaux with a very focused and tight core of beautiful fruit that gives an agile and vivid palate of pretty fruit and bright acidity, not to mention the ultra fine tannins, which deliver a seamless and limitless finish.
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Belair Monange comes bounding out of the glass with all the energy and vigor of a pedigree puppy, offering notes of warm plums, wild blueberries, black raspberries and Morello cherries with touches of chocolate box, lilacs, underbrush, menthol and damp soil plus a waft of incense. Full-bodied, rich and decadently layered in the mouth, the densely packed layers are charged with energy, supported by firm, velvety tannins and a racy line of freshness, finishing very long and very spicy.
Ripe and dense in feel, with layers of plum, fig and boysenberry fruit. The structure is decidedly stony, revealing a long echo of tobacco. Among the more backward wines at this early stage, but seriously long and well-built. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.
The 2018 Château Bélair-Monange comes from limestone soils (from the upper plateau as well as the hillside) and is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Its inky purple color is followed by notes of crème de cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, and earth as well as subtle spicy oak. Elegant, seamless, and full-bodied on the palate, with beautiful tannins and a great, great finish, it's a thrilling 2018 that should be approachable with 2-5 years of bottle age and keep for two decades or more. It should match or exceed both the 2015 and 2016.