Belair-Monange 2009 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
95 Parker Points
Premier Grand Cru Classé B
85% Merlot / 25% Cabernet Franc
In closed wooden case
This 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.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012
It's been just over 10 years. This impressive wine is ready to be tasted.
Ok Parker gave him 94+ Point, we'll say 95 Points with inflation
The price indicated is the selling price for one bottle.
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