Bélair-Monange Saint-Émilion GC

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LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Merlot and Merlot Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

“A huge, dramatic wine for the year, the 2014 Bélair-Monange possesses tremendous depth and overall intensity. Succulent black cherry, leather, spice and menthol are some of the many notes that flesh out in this dramatic, massively endowed Saint-Émilion. The fruit feels very ripe, yet there is plenty of underlying structure and acidity to balance things out. Since 2012, Bélair-Monange has been made from three parcels on gravel, clay and limestone. It is that very intersection that yields one of the most distinctive wines in Saint-Émilion. The 2014 is also the first vintage that includes fruit from the replanting done on the plateau. Bélair-Monange increasingly gives the two established flagships in the Moueix family’s range (Trotanoy and La Fléur-Petrus) a run for their money.”

96 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Feb 2017

 

“Extremely perfumed with rose aromas that turn to strawberries and citrus. Some stones, too. Full-bodied, yet reserved and ultra-refined. It goes on for minutes. Power with finesse. Try in 2022 but already a joy to taste.”

96 points, JamesSuckling.com, Feb 2017

 

“The first vintage to include fruit from replantings on the upper plateau, the 2014 Château Bélair-Monange is another brilliant wine and is a 2014 that marries elegance and finesse with richness and terrific length. A blend of mostly Merlot and roughly 10% Cabernet Franc, it offers ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a complex bouquet of black cherry and currant-like fruits, lots of Asian spice, acacia flowers, cedary spice, and dried earth-like minerality. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, exceedingly elegant, with fine tannin, and great finish, it needs an hour of air if drinking anytime soon, and will evolve gracefully for 10-15 years.”

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Nov 2017