Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Belair-Monange, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé

$188 ex. GST
$216.20 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $235.06

Last Year EP $262.00-

2023 is 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Makes you sit up and pay attention from the first moment, full of depth and power but delivered with a caress. The slate and pumice stone texture of a vineyard on the limestone plateau is in full effect, with a saline juiciness to the bilberry and black cherry fruit, shot through with white truffle and mandarin peel. Has zip and crunch, and a ton of pleasure. 50% new oak, 55% of overall production. First vintage made with the stunning new cellars designed by Herzog and de Meuron fully open and functional, although 2nd one vinified in them.
97 Jane Anson.

The 2023 Belair Monange is the first vintage from this newly created property that incorporates a balance of fruit from the plateau and fruit from the hillsides, as restructured and replanted parcels are returning to production. Wafting from the glass with attractive aromas of raspberries, violets and kirsch mingled with hints of incense, liquorice and rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a deep and textural core of fruit, lively acids and powdery tannins, retaining a cool, ethereal profile that foregrounds its limestone origins.
94-96 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

The 2023 Bélair-Monange has a very intense, very well-defined bouquet: black cherries, mulberry and light iodine mixed with estuarine scents - scintillas of kelp and oyster shell in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very fresh and animated. Focused and mineral-driven, the 2023 has one of the most refined finishes that you'll find on the Right Bank this year. This is a very strong follow-up to the 2022 and it may even surpass it, though this is cut from a very different cloth insofar that it is unapologetically more classic in style.
95-97 Neal Martin.

There's finesse and beauty to this, with blackberry, dark-chocolate, bark, mushroom and forest-floor character. But it's all class. Caresses your palate. Medium- to full-bodied and very long. Persistent and sophisticated. This shows the true character of the diverse vineyards of this estate.
97-98 James Suckling.

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