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2020 Ch. Bélair Monange - Saint Emilion 1er GCC

€ 126,00 (€ 152,46)

Millésime:2020
Formaat:75 cl
Verpakking:CB6
Aantal flessen :6
Type :Houten kist
Verkrijgbaar per fles:nee
Categorie:Rode wijn
Bewaarpotentieel:Bewaren
Producent:Bélair Monange
Wijnstreek:Bordeaux
Score:VD 97
Specifiek:Primeur
Netto E.P./fl. excl. BTW € 126,00
Netto E.P./fl. incl. BTW € 152,46
Primeur
Wij selecteerden deze wijn van de nieuwe oogst voor u. U kan hem reserveren aan een voordelige prijs terwijl hij rust op vat. Anderhalf jaar na de oogst wordt hij gebotteld, ingevoerd en bezorgd. Raadpleeg de specifieke verkoops- en leveringsvoorwaarden of lees meer over het primeur verkoopsysteem hier.


Op enkele jaren is Bélair Monange herboren. En dit is nog maar het begin. 98% Merlot en 2% Cabernet Franc met een élevage in 50% nieuwe eik. Op de wonderlijke neus van heerlijk gecarameliseerde kersjes volgt een succulent palet gehuld in complexiteit en een stralend frisse finale. Deze glorierijke en perfect onderhouden wijngaard van 23,5 hectare op het plateau “calcaire à  astéries” en hellingen met “argile bleue sur calcaire” werd geplukt tussen 15 en 23 september in perfecte omstandigheden, terwijl de architecten Herzog & de Meuron hun bouwwerken verder zetten. Bravo voor zo’n fenomenaal heerlijke 2020!
“Outstanding” (Neal Martin). “Exceptional” (Antonio Galloni). “Top notch” (Michael Schuster) met hogere scores dan Pavie en Angélus. Jane Anson (98-100): “the most incredible depth and layers. I love it!”
 
IN DE PERS
 
95-97 Neal Martin – vinous.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Bélair-Monange continues its impressive run of form under the JP Moueix family, having rapidly ascended to the highest rank within the Saint-Émilion appellation. This latest release is another stunning articulation of its propitious terroir, which lies adjacent to Ausone. You could lose yourself in the kaleidoscope of aromas: black cherries, Dorset plum, crushed stone, violet and background pencil box, beautifully defined and growing in intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins and quite firm (maybe a tad more than I anticipated), displaying fine grip. This is a strict yet utterly compelling Bélair-Monange with wonderful salinity coming through toward the finish. There is a lot of substance to this wine and it is perhaps less immediate than other recent vintages, indicating that it may require long-term cellaring. Outstanding. 2027 - 2050.
 
95-97 Antonio Galloni – vinous.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Bélair-Monange is exceptional. A bold, dramatic wine, the 2020 hits all the senses with layers of intense dark fruit, chocolate, cake, spice, leather and espresso. In some vintages, I have felt Bélair-Monange to be perhaps just a bit pushed in terms of ripeness. The 2020 has plenty of richness, but also more than enough energy to provide balance. Clean, mineral underpinnings extend the persistent finish beautifully. I expect the 2020 will reward readers with several decades of thrilling drinking. Drink 2035 - 2060.
 
98 Jane Anson – decanter.com (Mei 2021)
The gunsmoke character is immediately evident on the nose, as is richly expressed damson and raspberry fruit. This is pared back and held back right now, elegant, showing a seductive edge without trying too hard. The texture is softly-brushed velvet, these tannins are front and centre but so fine and so precise that they don't get in the way of the fruit. Salinity from the limestone is evident on the finish, bringing a moreish juiciness and you can scrape your tongue against the pumice stone texture. Austere in all the right ways, with just the most incredible depth and layers. I love it. Harvest September 15 to 23. 98-100. Drinking Window 2027 - 2050
 
95-97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown – robertparker.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Belair Monange displays an opaque purple-black color, unfurling slowly to reveal a nose of blueberry preserves, stewed plums and Morello cherries, giving way to a fragrant undercurrent of Chinese five spice, incense and dried rose petals, plus hints of fallen leaves, Sichuan pepper and oolong tea. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a fantastically plush texture with mouth-coating black and blue fruits and loads of exotic spice sparks, gently lifted by soft acidity, finishing long and fragrant. Drink 2027 – 2052.
 
97-98 James Suckling – jamessuckling.com (April 2021)
It’s full-bodied, showing loads of violets, blackberries and blueberries with salt and white-pepper character. Minerally. It’s very fine-grained with a fascinating finish. Intense and long. 98% merlot and 2% cabernet franc.
 
17,5/20 James Lawther MW – jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample. Wisp of fruit and soil on the nose with a red-berry and chalky nuance. Beautifully textured, the plentiful tannins smooth and filigree fine. Poised, fresh and juicy as well, the finish long and palate-cleansing. Precisely executed, the terroir showing through. Drink 2028 – 2045.
 
95-97 Yohan Castaing – anthocyanes.fr (Mei 2021)
97-98 Terre des Vins (Mei 2021)
97-98 Bettane & Desseauve (Mei 2021)


95-98 Michael Schuster – theworldoffinewine.com (Mei 2021)
(98% M, 2% CF) Dense and minerally to smell; concentrated, fairly full, very fresh in acidity, very fine in its firm tannin; deep, sweet, fresh; transparent, complex, and aromatic, a beautiful, complete limestone plateau GCC St-Emilion; pure, transparent, racy, and refined, with great, sweet, scented length. So fresh, pure, and transparent, without a trace of “thickness,” the concentration notwithstanding. Top-notch St-Emilion. Will need, ideally, a couple of decades. 2038–60+

Bélair Monange

Bélair Monange is één van de allermooiste terroirs van Saint Emilion, hoog op de helling naast Ausone. Generaties terug was Bélair aanzien als de betere van de twee en dit kan weer het geval worden. De nieuwe eigenaar, Edouard Moueix, leverde grote inspanningen sinds de aankoop in de zomer van 2008: de gebouwen werden gerehabiliteerd en een heraanplanting van de wijngaard werd gestart. Om dit mogelijk te maken werden Magdelaine en Bélair samengevoegd in 2012. Bélair werd Bélair Monange in eerbetoon aan de overgrootmoeder van de eigenaar, Mme Adèle Monange (1887-1972). Voortaan prijkt de Engel van Albrecht Dürer in rode inkt op het etiket.

Moueix

Als zoon van Christian en kleinzoon van Jean-Pierre, distingeert Edouard Moueix zich door de heropwaardering van één van de mooiste historische wijngaarden van Saint Emilion: Château Bélair Monange.