2018 Chateau Belair Monange St-Emilion

$274.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc for structure, this was so impressive right out of the barrel that Suckling placed it near perfection. Endowed with a seriously impressive nose of blackberry and truffle plus a hint of warm brick, you could lose yourself before you ever take a sip. The palate has firmed up with some time behind glass, and this promises a long and glorious future. Effortless intensity tempts early enjoyment, but the smart money will tuck this away for another decade.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Score Wine Advocate:
98
Score Wine Enthusiast:
95-97
Score Wine Spectator:
95
SKU #:
1048403
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS99

James Suckling

Very intense blackberries, black olives, blueberries and dried flowers. Stony minerality. Even some pine. Full-bodied with superb depth of fruit and ultra fine tannins that are intense and polished. The finish is so long and delivers so much flavor, from wet earth to blackberry again. Seamless palate. Try after 2026.