Chateau Belair Monange 2010 is a remarkable wine that represents the best of Saint-Emilion. It has a deep ruby color with violet hues, and complex aromas of black fruit, tobacco, vanilla, and earthy notes. The palate is full-bodied with rich layers of fruit, spice, and minerals. The tannins are firm and velvety, providing structure and balance. The finish is long and persistent. The wine resulted from a perfect growing season, with a small but high-quality yield. It will age gracefully for decades, making it an excellent addition to any collection.
Robert Parker - 95+ Points
"Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Belair Monange gives up cedar chest and vanilla pod notes over a core of baked plums, kirsch, blueberry pie and mocha plus wafts of tobacco and stewed tea. Full-bodied, the palate is still quite oaky with a good amount of black fruit preserves to back it up and a firm structure, finishing just a tad woody. Still very youthful, I imagine this oak will fall into line with another five years in bottle."
Antonio Galloni - 90 Points
"The 2010 Belair-Monange has a ripe and candied bouquet with touches of boiled sweets and liquorice infusing the opulent red fruit. The palate is full-bodied and sinewy with ample red and black fruit, white pepper and Chinese 5-spice notes. Just when I think it is going to kick on towards the finish, it just loses a bit of momentum and seems to run out of ideas. Enjoyable, but not really the archetypal Right Bank. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year on Bordeaux horizontal."