Château L'oree De Bel Air

Alice et Olivier De Moor

Bel Air et Clardy Chablis Chardonnay 2018

Pure, ripe golden apple, generous, sweet and ripe Chablis character. Lily flower nose, a touch honeyed, minerals that almost give the impression of spice, persistent, tart confectionary finish. Really impressive. Even better on day 2. Wait or drink now. — 22 days ago

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Domaine de la Grosse Pierre (Alain Passot)

bel air Fleurie Gamay 2018

After the Chiroubles, I taste this second Cuvée from the Domaine; confirming the admirable know-how of these winegrowers who love a job well done. Biodynamic Fleurie which does justice to the appellation: nose of red fruits and cherries accompanied by rocky floral nuances and something that resembles peppermint. (Vintage effect?). The palate confirms this generosity, with a carbonic maceration that suits the Gamay grape so well, without being prominent here. The finish unfolds on roasted and typical sour cherry notes. It’s very greedy. Immediate pleasure at a very affordable price.

Après le Chiroubles, je goûte cette deuxième cuvée du Domaine; confirmant l’admirable savoir faire de ces vignerons amoureux du travail bien fait. Fleurie biodynamique qui fait honneur à l’appellation: nez sur les fruits rouges et griottes accompagné de roches nuances florales et quelque chose qui ressemblerait à la menthe poivrée. (Effet millésime?). La bouche confirme cette générosité, avec une macération carbonique qui sied si bien au cépage gamay, sans pour autant être proéminente ici. La finale se déploie sur des notes torréfiées et griottes typique. C’est très gourmand. plaisir immédiat à prix très abordable.
— 3 months ago

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Château Du Tertre Bel Air

Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Smoky dry Bordeaux with tart cherry base and a sweet finish. Excellent after given some time to breathe. — 4 months ago

Savas

Haut de Bel-Air Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

I love a Bordeaux, and this one is exceptional. Well done! (National Geographic wine club) — a month ago

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Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2019

Crunchy red berries and black cherries, roses on their stems, herbs, black pepper. Very easy to drink. — a month ago

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Domaine du Bel Air

Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2018

Nice tar and black fruits. Great tannin acid balance. Very nice wine. — 3 months ago

Domaine du Bel Air

Clos Nouveau Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

From one of the most prized vineyards in Bourgueil, with soil similar to Clos Rougeard's famed Le Bourg vineyard: clay over tuffeau limestone. This elegant Cabernet Franc has the bearing of a Saint-Émilion, for which it might be mistaken. Deep purple-red in color. Seductive and silky, the complex nose is full of blackberry, white pepper, leather, chocolate and wet clay. Graceful and balanced on the palate and brightly juicy, with supple tannins and a cool mineral finish that goes on and on. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)
— 5 months ago

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Domaine La Grange Tiphaine

Bel Air Touraine Amboise Chenin Blanc 2018

Green apple, lemon zest, walnut skin, smoke, lentil, and beeswax. Searing acidity. Called it a Hunter Semillon in a blind tasting, ugh. Never would have expected it to be of 14% alcohol! — a month ago

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

As others have noted, a world away from modern Bordeaux. High toned, as much red fruit driven as black, minimal (no?) wood or extraction. Accessible with a bit of air and continued to evolve over the next day. Raspberry, plum skin, black currant, tobacco leaf, old leather and earth. Tastes like a decent proportion of cab franc. Autumnal, austere, but not unwelcoming. Feels like something to sip on a quiet night in a wood paneled study by a fireplace. — 3 months ago

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Domaine Taupenot-Merme

Bel-Air Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

I really like this wine. Layered with red fruits, forest floor, truffles. Kept getting better with air. A site that sits right next to clos de beze...best bought in hot years as the forest behind it lets it stay cool — 4 months ago

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