Château Bel Air

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Lyle Fass
9.6

Wow, so earthy and mushroomy. Margaux florals are singing. Red currants. leather, smoke, spice, so many aromas. A 9.7 nose. Lights out. Peppermint. Candy cane. So complex and diverse. Dried leaves. Wet leaves. Tree bark. Juicy and clean with lovely sweet red currant fruit, terrific freshness and some gritty tannins. Great acids and finesse. Cocoa powder and a bittersweet mocha on the finish linger. Spectacular. Such fine tannins and glorious cherry fruit now. BAMA kills in every vintage. After 20 minutes the nose closed as did the palate. I will wait. — 23 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Compelling aromatics, blossomed with more air. Somewhat narrow palate. Last sip the best. Unfortunately, not next-level. Vintage? — 4 months ago

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Château Bel-Air Lagrave

Cru Bourgeois Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

celebrating 37. another lovely old bordeaux. this one is musty and dusty with muted fruit notes, rhubarb, berries, black currant, and then some black tea, green pepper, and a little bit of tobacco leaf. very very nice. — 7 months ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2019

Too young. Needed hours of air. Disjointed. A good amount of acidity. Some fruit showing through. There’s a lot of spice and herbs too. Will hold other bottles for a long while. — 9 days ago

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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! — 4 months ago

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. — 5 months ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1979

Denser than the 78 , darker fruits , touch of mint and bit funky . Quite dense on the palate , slightly dry tannins , but better length than the 78 . Good balance and a bit more substance too . Improves with some air , drink now but get the impression this can continue on a few years more. — 7 months 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. — 3 months ago

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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.  — 3 months ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Fantastic young MB that really didn’t need much air. American Latour. — 5 months ago

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American oak wasn’t too prominent at this young age?