2015 Château Belair-Monange St. Émilion Wine Tasting Note


2015 Château Belair-Monange  (St. Émilion) 98

This just keeps inching up the scale. Texturally, this is incredible. Silky, opulent, and perhaps decadent, the fruit is perfectly ripe, sweet fresh and long, with a finish that seems endless. This is so good now. And my bet is, in the future, it is only going to get better and better.

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The wine keeps getting better and better. Flowers and stone, with cherry pipe tobacco, licorice and cocoa easily fills the perfume. Full boded, concentrated, rich and deep, the wine is silky, long and loaded with sweet fruits. As the wine lingers on your palate, the flavors expand, leaving you with dark chocolate, plum and stone that stays with you for close to 45 seconds. This should age for 2-3 decades with little effort. Give it time before popping a cork.

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This powerhouse is sophisticated, elegant, refined and mineral-driven with stony, red, pit fruit, violets and earth. There is a great concentration of flavor, supple, silky textures and purity of fruit and dark chocolate in the finish.

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When to Drink Chateau Belair-Monange, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Belair-Monange is much better with at least 10-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Belair-Monange offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-35 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Belair-Monange with Wine, Food and Pairing Tips

Chateau Belair-Monange is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Belair Monange is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Belair-Monange is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.