Neal Martin 90
"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois 2009 tasting in London. The Bel Air 2009 has a very refined, delineated nose with floral red fruits and deftly integrated new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a steely entry. Good acidity with a fine citric thread lending freshness and vitality, leading to a composed but vivacious finish. Very fine."
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First references to Château Bel Air are found in the 15th century. The
ancient origins of this property date back to the first hours of Médoc
wine history. After several years of disputes, this "cru" was divided.
In 1980, Henri Martin became the owner of the estate. The vineyard,
facing the Gironde River, is located on a rich soil, which routinely
gives generous character, intensity of fruit, and good color to the
wine. Soil: gravel rises over a mainly blue-clay subsoil.
Surface: 34 hectares (88 Acres) Location: The vineyard is located in Cussac-Fort-Médoc, near Saint-Julien
de Beychevelle. Average age of the vineyard: 30 years Grape varieties planted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet