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Château Bel-Air

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2023
90
Flowers, wet earth, and dark cherries form the core of this medium-bodied, forward, chewy Merlot wine that finishes with a touch of citrus on top of the cherries, with a nice hint of chocolate-mint in the backend. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2034. 89-91 Pts.

Flowers, wet earth, and dark cherries form the core of this medium-bodied, forward, chewy Merlot wine that finishes with a touch of citrus on top of the cherries, with a nice hint of chocolate-mint in the backend. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2034. 89-91 Pts.

290 Views   Tasted
2022
91
Elegant soft, medium-bodied, forward, fresh, plummy wine with elements of chocolate, espresso, and licorice to accompany the dark cherries, finishing with chalky tannins. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Elegant soft, medium-bodied, forward, fresh, plummy wine with elements of chocolate, espresso, and licorice to accompany the dark cherries, finishing with chalky tannins. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

1,343 Views   Tasted
2021
88
Medium-bodied, bright and vibrant, with a savory, chewy edge to the cocoa and espresso tinted. red fruits on the palate. Drink from 2023-2035. 87-89

Medium-bodied, bright and vibrant, with a savory, chewy edge to the cocoa and espresso tinted. red fruits on the palate. Drink from 2023-2035. 87-89

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2020
91
Dark in color, the wine shows off its black fruit, licorice, espresso and dark cocoa character with little effort. Round, soft, lush and polished, the sweet fruits and silky textured finish hits the spot for early drinking, hedonistic pleasure. 90-92 Pts

Dark in color, the wine shows off its black fruit, licorice, espresso and dark cocoa character with little effort. Round, soft, lush and polished, the sweet fruits and silky textured finish hits the spot for early drinking, hedonistic pleasure. 90-92 Pts

1,323 Views   Tasted
2020
90
Chocolate covered black cherries and plums with a truffle accent greets your nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, chewy, round and dark with more of those cocoa covered plums in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Chocolate covered black cherries and plums with a truffle accent greets your nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, chewy, round and dark with more of those cocoa covered plums in the finish. 89-91 Pts

1,398 Views   Tasted
2020
88
Medium-bodied, fruity, forward, soft, round, plum and chocolate-filled wine that will be ready for tasting on release. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied, fruity, forward, soft, round, plum and chocolate-filled wine that will be ready for tasting on release. 87-89 Pts

2,308 Views   Tasted
2019
87
Plum, licorice, truffle and underbrush aromatics, medium-body and a forward, lean, earthy, dark cherry profile on the palate are what you find here. This is an easy to like Pomerol for early drinking pleasure. 86-88 Pts

Plum, licorice, truffle and underbrush aromatics, medium-body and a forward, lean, earthy, dark cherry profile on the palate are what you find here. This is an easy to like Pomerol for early drinking pleasure. 86-88 Pts

5,222 Views   Tasted
2018
88
The wine is medium-bodied, soft, sweet, forward and accessible, allowing the juicy cherries and licorice to show front and center.

The wine is medium-bodied, soft, sweet, forward and accessible, allowing the juicy cherries and licorice to show front and center.

1,289 Views   Tasted
2018
88
Plummy with a touch of cocoa and herbs, the wine is round, soft, fruity and shows a touch of herbs and sweet black cherries in the finish.

Plummy with a touch of cocoa and herbs, the wine is round, soft, fruity and shows a touch of herbs and sweet black cherries in the finish.

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Floral, forward, medium bodied with a licorice infused, red plum profile, there is not a lot of weight or complexity here but it will be pleasant in its youth. 86-88 Pts

Floral, forward, medium bodied with a licorice infused, red plum profile, there is not a lot of weight or complexity here but it will be pleasant in its youth. 86-88 Pts

1,597 Views   Tasted
2017
86
Truffle, black cherry and just a hint of cocoa can be discerned in the nose and on the palate. The wine is medium bodied, simple and perfect for early drinking.

Truffle, black cherry and just a hint of cocoa can be discerned in the nose and on the palate. The wine is medium bodied, simple and perfect for early drinking.

1,546 Views   Tasted
2016
87
Delicate, feminine, soft and approachable, a nice Pomerol for early drinking pleasure.

Delicate, feminine, soft and approachable, a nice Pomerol for early drinking pleasure.

3,499 Views   Tasted
2016
88
The wine is ripe, round, medium bodied and displays its floral and cherry character easily.

The wine is ripe, round, medium bodied and displays its floral and cherry character easily.

3,183 Views   Tasted
2015
88
With 40% of the blend devoted to Cabernet Franc and the remaining 60 to Merlot the wine is forward, medium bodied shows its floral and cherry character easily. The soft, round wine leaves you with sweet, dark cherries, espresso and licorice.

With 40% of the blend devoted to Cabernet Franc and the remaining 60 to Merlot the wine is forward, medium bodied shows its floral and cherry character easily. The soft, round wine leaves you with sweet, dark cherries, espresso and licorice.

2,965 Views   Tasted
Medium/full bodied, with a fresh, floral and dark cherry character, round, polished textures and a fruity finish. The wine, a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc is a parcel selection of the estates best vines.

Medium/full bodied, with a fresh, floral and dark cherry character, round, polished textures and a fruity finish. The wine, a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc is a parcel selection of the estates best vines.

3,486 Views   Tasted
2015
87
Medium-bodied, fruity and better than in previous vintages, despite that pesky herbal note in the end that leap frogs the plummy fruits and permeates the finish. 86 - 88 Pts

Medium-bodied, fruity and better than in previous vintages, despite that pesky herbal note in the end that leap frogs the plummy fruits and permeates the finish. 86 - 88 Pts

4,280 Views   Tasted
2014
83
Medium bodied, and almost light, the wine is bright, fresh and on the crisp, red berry side, with earthy accents. Simple in nature, this will be best in its youth.

Medium bodied, and almost light, the wine is bright, fresh and on the crisp, red berry side, with earthy accents. Simple in nature, this will be best in its youth.

2,691 Views   Tasted
2013
83
Light, polite and a bit tart with its red berries and light, dry finish. 82-84 Pts

Light, polite and a bit tart with its red berries and light, dry finish. 82-84 Pts

2,364 Views   Tasted
2012
86
Medium bodied, fresh, bright, open and with a core of red cherry fruit, there is an earthy side that comes through this wine, which will be best on the young side.

Medium bodied, fresh, bright, open and with a core of red cherry fruit, there is an earthy side that comes through this wine, which will be best on the young side.

2,140 Views   Tasted
2011
86
From 100% Merlot planted in 6 hectares situated close to Trotanoy, the wine is aged in 20% new oak. The wine is soft textured, medium bodied and has a cherry-dominated personality. 86-88 Pts

From 100% Merlot planted in 6 hectares situated close to Trotanoy, the wine is aged in 20% new oak. The wine is soft textured, medium bodied and has a cherry-dominated personality. 86-88 Pts

3,155 Views   Tasted
2010
85
Quaffable Pomerol, with an earthy, black cherry personality, medium body and a dusty, cherry finish.

Quaffable Pomerol, with an earthy, black cherry personality, medium body and a dusty, cherry finish.

3,195 Views   Tasted