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2011 Château Belair-Monange

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
November, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8363048 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jkc22 10 $75 $750
frcas 0 of 1 $75 $0
danli6 0 of 1 $66 $0
10 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8363048 10 $75 Aug 7, 2022
I8335693 2 $65 Jul 24, 2022
I8319938 2 $65 Jul 10, 2022
I8258214 2 $75 Jun 5, 2022
I8232026 3 $75 May 22, 2022
I8227913 5 $75 May 15, 2022
I8158938 6 $75 Apr 3, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

Tightly focused, with a fresh core of dark cherry and currant notes, driven by a strong chalk accent before slightly austere tannins take over on the back end. Light blood orange and tobacco details are starting to emerge as well.

93James Suckling

Lots of ripe-strawberry character with raspberry undertones. Full body with round, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. This is very special for the vintage. Impressive.

92+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offers gorgeous aromas of kirsch, crushed rock, raspberries and subtle oak are followed by a medium-bodied, concentrated mouthfeel that suggests low yields and impeccable winemaking.

16Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Château Belair-Monange

Château Belair-Monange is a 30-acre estate in St.-Emilion. It was unitl 2007 called Château Belair. Due to changes in ownership, the name since 2007 has been Château Belair-Monange. Located near Château Ausone, the estate has existed since the 18th century and in 1916 it was purchased by Edouard Dubois-Challon, who also owned Ausone. Today the estate is owned by JP Moueix, who amended the name of the estate. The estate grows 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.