The impressive second wine of Château Belair-Monange, owned and operated by Bordeaux’s legendary Moueix family – the winemakers behind Bordeaux’s most expensive red: Pétrus.Comprising the old estates of Château Magdelaine and Château Belair, this property shares its terroir with the hallowed likes of Châteaux Ausone and Canon.
The Moueix family bought the estate in 2007 and have transformed it into one of Saint Emilions smartest reds, overhauling vineyard management and work in the winery.
Delectably ripe red berries on the nose, spicy and faintly herbaceous, with a touch of fresh mint and a judicious lick of vanilla. The palate is firmly structured and briny on the attack, opening onto a powerful, darkly-fruited mid-palate through which buoyant acidity rises, lifting the blackberry flavours. Excellent balance of ripeness and crunchy definition.