Type: Bordeaux Red Winery: Chateau Bel Air
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Chateau Bel Air 'Haut Medoc' Cru Bourgeois 2012

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Item Number: 27394
Chateau Bel Air 'Haut Medoc' Cru Bourgeois 2012

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Item Number: 27394
Wine Spectator 87-90
"Displays a dusty frame and grilled herb accents to the core of plum and blackberry fruit. A hint of chalk flashes on the finish." Barrel Tasting

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.
VINEYARD
Soil: gravel rises over a mainly blue-clay subsoil.
Surface: 34 hectares
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2014: Argent (Silver) Medal

Location: The vineyard is located in Cussac-Fort-Médoc, near Saint-Julien
de Beychevelle.
Average age of the vineyard: 30 years
Grape varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon / 23% Merlot / 2% Cabernet
Franc
VINIFICATION
Manual harvest. Classical vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel
vats. Ageing for 12 months in barrels, with 25% new barrels.
WINE TASTING
Brilliant colour with garnet highlights. Generous and deep wine with
blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. Notes of licorice strengthened by fine
and round tannins. The finish is persistent, on the fruit with wood and
vanilla notes.
AGEING POTENTIAL
From 5 to 10 years ~ Winery Notes

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
Excellent
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Bottles per case: 12

Type: Bordeaux Red

Winery: Chateau Bel Air

Region: France >  Bordeaux

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