Château Bel-Air Lagrave

Cru Bourgeois Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0178 ratings
9.031 pro ratings
Moulis en Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Out of a magnum. Over the hill. Metallic. No fruit left, some green characters, blood, dried fruit skins maybe, low tannins, elevated tannins.

Out of a magnum. Over the hill. Metallic. No fruit left, some green characters, blood, dried fruit skins maybe, low tannins, elevated tannins.

Nov 8th, 2019
Sarah Effinger

Damn. 1989 and drinking mighty fine!

Damn. 1989 and drinking mighty fine!

Oct 16th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Past prime - wafts of VA - just a few moments of brilliance

Past prime - wafts of VA - just a few moments of brilliance

Jul 28th, 2019
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a fabulously aged Bordeaux from a great vintage.

Beautiful color of dark brown with a wide brick/ orange rim.

Musty nose with blueberries, black currants, light oak, forest floor, wet leaves, earth, graphite, musty cave, white pepper and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Soft and elegant.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, currants, oak, smoke, earth, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a great 29 year old Cabernet Sauvignon based red blend from Bordeaux. Drinking very nicely now, with nice earthy notes, but also enough fruits to balance it out.

Very complex and good pretty much right out of the bottle, and doesn't need decanting.

Probably peaking now. Showing enough fruits with nice balance, but I suggest to drink it within a year or two.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$69.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a fabulously aged Bordeaux from a great vintage.

Beautiful color of dark brown with a wide brick/ orange rim.

Musty nose with blueberries, black currants, light oak, forest floor, wet leaves, earth, graphite, musty cave, white pepper and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Soft and elegant.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, currants, oak, smoke, earth, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a great 29 year old Cabernet Sauvignon based red blend from Bordeaux. Drinking very nicely now, with nice earthy notes, but also enough fruits to balance it out.

Very complex and good pretty much right out of the bottle, and doesn't need decanting.

Probably peaking now. Showing enough fruits with nice balance, but I suggest to drink it within a year or two.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$69.

May 31st, 2019
boyd pearson

1990 in the zone.

1990 in the zone.

Apr 13th, 2019
"Odedi"

A great Left Bank Bordeaux from a great vintage. Showing black and red fruits with earth notes, dark coffee, forest floor, tobacco leaf and spices.

Still has lots of acidity with firm tannins, but a short finish.

Very enjoyable, but better to drink it now.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$70.

A great Left Bank Bordeaux from a great vintage. Showing black and red fruits with earth notes, dark coffee, forest floor, tobacco leaf and spices.

Still has lots of acidity with firm tannins, but a short finish.

Very enjoyable, but better to drink it now.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$70.

Dec 17th, 2018
Julia Burke

Right at "sexy older professor" on the wine life clock. Cocoa powder, leather, wood shavings

Right at "sexy older professor" on the wine life clock. Cocoa powder, leather, wood shavings

3 people found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Ted Rutledge

Classic bordeaux. Garagiste.com selection at an absolute bargain. Not to be missed.

Classic bordeaux. Garagiste.com selection at an absolute bargain. Not to be missed.

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Rust...dusty and dried tertiary beauty of red fruits, spice, leather and forest floor...fun and actually better than the last bottle!

Should have used the #durand! Old Bordeaux transforms into a much wider spectrum of cuisine pairing. We had this with a seared duck breast and confit leg...excellent match!

Rust...dusty and dried tertiary beauty of red fruits, spice, leather and forest floor...fun and actually better than the last bottle!

Should have used the #durand! Old Bordeaux transforms into a much wider spectrum of cuisine pairing. We had this with a seared duck breast and confit leg...excellent match!

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
Gareth Tilley

Generated a great debate about whether it was corked. My money was on old Bordeaux from a bad vintage.

Generated a great debate about whether it was corked. My money was on old Bordeaux from a bad vintage.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2014