Composed of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Belair Monange has the most singular nose of grilled meats, smoked game, iron ore and fallen leaves over a slowly unfurling ripe fruit core of crushed black plums, blackberry preserves and cassis with fragrant touches of star anise and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, the palate reveals an arresting backbone of exquisitely ripe, very firm tannins and sparks of background acidity lifting and defining the rich, densely packed layers, culminating in an epically long and multifaceted finish. Possessing its own compellingly beautiful signature, this is a remarkably riveting wine that should not be missed.
- Alcohol %: 14.5 - 15%
- Decant Time: 2 hours
- Taste: Silky, Opulent, Ripe fruit, Sweet fresh, Endless finish
- Food Matching: Grilled meats, Smoked game, Mature cheeses, Truffle-infused dishes
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The 2015 Chateau Belair-Monange is a testament to the art of winemaking. With a nose that intrigues with notes of grilled meats, smoked game, and a mineral essence, it unfolds to reveal a ripe fruit core of black plums, blackberry preserves, and cassis, accented by anise and potpourri. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is rich and opulent, with a backbone of ripe, firm tannins and a lively acidity that elevates the densely packed flavors, leading to an epically long and complex finish. This wine, with its unique and beautiful signature, is an unforgettable experience that continues to improve with time.