Château Bel Air

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

8.868 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Dense and brawny. Concentrated dark fruit. Anise and earth.

Dense and brawny. Concentrated dark fruit. Anise and earth.

Jan 11th, 2017
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.8

Bright and a touch spicy, with a silky texture that makes it very food friendly

Bright and a touch spicy, with a silky texture that makes it very food friendly

Apr 24th, 2015
Amy Monroe

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Anise and minerality, but also has a real herbal freshness.

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Anise and minerality, but also has a real herbal freshness.

Jan 20th, 2015
Ken Cross

Lovely vanilla and strawberry aromas. Silky for a 2010 with baby tannins that will round out in a few years. Impressive right out of the bottle.

Lovely vanilla and strawberry aromas. Silky for a 2010 with baby tannins that will round out in a few years. Impressive right out of the bottle.

Nov 6th, 2013
Christopher McPherson

Red sauce dinner

Red sauce dinner

Nov 5th, 2013
Ken Cross

Open aromas but light fruit make this vintage a "drink now" wine. Should pair well with simpler foods (sirloin cheeseburger and sweet potato fries!)

Open aromas but light fruit make this vintage a "drink now" wine. Should pair well with simpler foods (sirloin cheeseburger and sweet potato fries!)

Oct 30th, 2013
David Valenti

Wood, tobacco, spices, earth, dust and wax. Bitter tannins, dark berries jam with a pinch of sugar at the tip of the tongue. Complexity under control. I give it a nine!

Wood, tobacco, spices, earth, dust and wax. Bitter tannins, dark berries jam with a pinch of sugar at the tip of the tongue. Complexity under control. I give it a nine!

Jun 27th, 2021
Sharon Su

One of my favorites. Well balanced. So easy to drink. 2010 vintage. I’d buy more cases if I could!

One of my favorites. Well balanced. So easy to drink. 2010 vintage. I’d buy more cases if I could!

Jan 28th, 2020
Ming L
8.7

I was surprised by how approachable this is for such a young vintage. Plum, fig, wood spice, caramel, and slight hint of mushroom. Silky yet firm tannins. Good QPR for a Pomerol.

I was surprised by how approachable this is for such a young vintage. Plum, fig, wood spice, caramel, and slight hint of mushroom. Silky yet firm tannins. Good QPR for a Pomerol.

Nov 18th, 2019
Juan Almonacid

Very well balance fruit

Very well balance fruit

Jun 14th, 2015