Chateau Belair Monange Saint Emilion 2009
Robert Parker reports: 'Formerly known as Chateau Belair, 2008 was the first vintage in which Christian Moueix, his son, Edouard, and new oenologist, Eric Murisasco, had 100% control at Belair-Monange, and they have admirably demonstrated just what this great terroir is capable of producing. Cropped at an unreal 18 hectoliters per hectare, it appears ready to compete with its near-by neighbor, Ausone.' This 2009 is even better!!!
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Wine AdvocateThis extraordinary terroir, now exploited by Edouard Moueix, the son of Christian, seems to be coming to life in a dramatic fashion. Never a hedonistic wine, but very intellectual, the 2009 suggests a liqueur of crushed rocks intermixed with black currants and black cherries. Still somewhat closed, medium to full-bodied, and impressive rather than seductive, this is a structured wine that needs to be forgotten for at least a decade, and then drunk over the following 30+ years. If readers are looking for the quintessential example of a terroir-dominated wine, this is Lesson 101 in terroir.
Wine EnthusiastA core of sweetness shows through this wine. It has juicy acidity shining prominently-it shows its fresh side immediately. Bélair-Monange is still a work in progress, although this will always be a delicious wine.