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Château Bel Air la Royère

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2016 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 88

Medium bodied, forward, spicy, dark red fruits, earth and thyme, with a juicy finish is what you find here. What makes this wine unique is the large portion of Malbec in the blend, that is often close to 50%.

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2015 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 89

While the wine is somewhat lacking in finesse, it makes up for it with its open, ripe, sweet, earthy, dark fruit, spice and accessible personality. What makes this wine unique is the large portion of Malbec in the blend, that is often close to 50%. 88-90 Pts

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2014 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 88

Spicy, earthy, forward, medium/full bodied, charmer with loads of peppery, sweet, dark, red berries.

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2012 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 88

While the wine is somewhat lacking in finesse, it makes up for it with its open, ripe, sweet, earthy, dark fruit, spice and accessible personality. What makes this wine unique is the large portion of Malbec in the blend, that is often close to 50%.

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2011 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 87

Blending 55% Merlot and 45% Malbec, the wine is inky, floral, spicy and fresh with licorice and ripe blackberries. 86-88 Pts

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2010 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 89

Forward, fruit filled, round, uncomplicated and tasty, this Bordeaux value wine shows a lot of character for the money.

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2009 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 89

Another great example of a solid Bordeaux value wine. Drink this over the next few years to get most out of its fresh, fleshy, supple, earthy, black cherry and licorice filled character.

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2005 Château Bel Air la Royère  (Blaye) 88

This fully mature, medium bodied, round textured wine, with its sweet, earthy, dark red fruits, spice, licorice, smoke and tobacco characteristics needs to be drunk up over the next few years before the fruit slides away. This is an interesting wine as it has one of the highest percentages of old vine Malbec in Bordeaux with about 45% of it in the blend.

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