Bel Colle

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of one week. Consistently enjoyable throughout but it seemed to be at its very best around Day 3 through Day 7 (when I enjoyed the last pour). The 2010 pours, a deep garnet color with a near opaque core and showing some slight rim variation; medium+ viscosity and moderate staining of the tears with some sign of sediment. On the nose, the wine is developing with tart and ripe notes of cassis, plums, tobacco, Fresno chilis, purple flowers, dry leaves, organic earth and faint baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The fruit is a touch more tart on the palate and there is also a sort of dry leather note that I didn’t get on the nose. The finish is medium+. A mesmerizing, dense wine that certainly has a very long road ahead. Great stuff. Drink now with patience through 2050 (assuming good cellar conditions). — 17 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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A wonderful vintage for this wine.

Cadence

Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard Red Blend 2016

Have you baked fruit I’ve only slightly accompanied, bacon, spices, more like a little bit of juicy and fatty tannins that complement more than blend. Gives a good structure, so the whole thing doesn’t end up too jammy. Woods beyond oak like cedar, cigarbox, Cedar, Pinion-wood, things like that. A little bit of forest floor mushroom.  — 7 months ago

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Damien Laureau

Le Bel Ouvrage Savennières Chenin Blanc 2020

Ted
9.3

Gorgeous and powerful. — 24 days ago

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Guillaume Gonnet

Bel Ami Chateauneuf du Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

Juice world. Cherries. GSMC blend. Great find at Vin Chicago. — 7 months ago

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Colle dei Venti

Tùfoblu Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Dark berries, complimented by tobacco, cedar, and vanilla. Sticky and fresh with good length. — 8 months ago

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Moraga Vineyards

Bel-Air Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Luxurious red blend with fruit forward cherry, currant and vanilla. Finish not as complex as my favorite Napa Cabs or blends. Enjoyable. — 9 months ago

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Domaine La Grange Tiphaine

Bel Air Touraine Amboise Chenin Blanc 2007

JKT
9.0

Thought may be sliding down but not so, nicely balanced and interesting profile great with several dinners. — 3 months ago

Bel Colle

"Simposio" Barolo Nebbiolo 2019

いつもの格安バローロ、初見の2019年もの。
うきうき税込2508円。
香り、アタックの印象は変わりませんが、アフターは2018年より確実に秀逸。今回もまとめ買いして成果。
— 3 months ago

Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2022

Light, spicy, Juicy and smooth: A simple joy can be as satisfying as any complex piece of art, if made on point. Try this easy going Cabernet Franc and try to proove me wrong! — 8 months ago

Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend

What a great find! Received the 2000 vintage bottle via an exchange in the Bay Area & couldn’t be more thrilled. Usually a North snob, this Product of the Boudreaux region is simply a treat. Not too many in the states left where I shop, so I was able to savior this special number 🙏🌎 — 4 years ago