Roc De Bel Air

Chevrier-Loriaud

Justin Merlot de Bel Air La Royère

2019 vintage. Supersexy unoaked organic Merlot from mechanically harvested young vines. Dark ruby with purplish rim. Raspberry and flowers. Juicy red fruit and bright acidity and a nice little tannic bite. Delicious, fun and great value. Highly recommended. Abv. 13%. — 9 days ago

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Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Nose has dried blackcurrant, graphite, rain soaked roses, dried cherries, bruised violets, moist leather and dusty earth.

Palate has dried cherries, dried blackcurrant, slight iron/steel notes, sun baked soil, black tea-like tannins with a drying finish.

An elegant wine, not as generous on the palate as a recent 1996 vintage enjoyed, but not any level of dissatisfaction tonight.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation for 2H, then decanted 4H.

Blend is assumed as 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc & 20% Petit Verdot/Malbec/Carmenère.
— a month ago

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Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Amazing! Great review!
Lyle Fass

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Yea 1995 is a lesser vintage than 96. Also 96 is peaking now.

Chevrier-Loriaud

Justin Malbec de Bel Air La Royère

2019 vintage. Like the Justin Merlot this is delicious and great value. Blackberry and violets. Very fresh too. — 8 days ago

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Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2005

2016 vintage. 65% Sauvignon blanc with 35% Sémillon. At the time this estate was owned by Jean-Michel Cazes (Lynch Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley), but the current owners are the Groupe Ballande (Bordeaux négociants who also own Prieuré Lichine and Baret). Exotic fruit and a hint of flowers. Round and ripe with enough acidity in this warm vintage. Good length with impressions of vanilla. Good value. — 21 days ago

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Château Bel Air

Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

January 24, 2021. Yummy right bank Bordeaux. — 2 months ago

Château Bel Air la Royère

Fig.10 Malbec 2018

2018 vintage. Small production of pure Malbec by one of Blaye's top producers, Château Bel-Air La Royère. Deep purplish colour. Intense perfume with the typical Malbec violets much more pronounced than in the 2017. Layers of ripe black fruit, fresh acidity and a long spicy finish. A showcase for the potential of Malbec in Blaye (and Bourg). Highly recommended if you are lucky enough to find a bottle. — 11 days ago

Mike, Josh and 2 others liked this

Delecheneau (Coralie et Damien)

bel Air Touraine Amboise Chenin Blanc 2019

John Howard
9.1

Austere, fresh, delicious. — 23 days ago

Martin, Aravind and 12 others liked this

Château Dasvin-Bel-Air

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Beautifully smooth well rounded, subtle flavours, medium bodied. Good legs. Very nice decanted. — 2 months ago

Château Villa Bel-Air

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This estate was bought in 1988 buy Jean-Michel Cazes (Lynch Bages and more recently Haut-Batailley) and sold in 2017 to the Balland family (Baret). 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aged in used Lynch Bages barrels. This 2014 is in a very good place now, but should age well for a few more years. Fresh and elegant, with typical Graves spiciness. Not the most complex but a very solid and seductive effort for the vintage. — 3 months ago

Ira, Josh and 3 others liked this