Chateau Belair Monange 2016 displays a deep ruby color with purple reflections, indicating its youthfulness. On the nose, it offers an intense and complex bouquet of black fruits such as blackcurrant, blackberry, and black cherry, alongside spices, cedar, and vanilla notes, with hints of truffle and earthy aromas. On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with a velvety texture, and a great depth of flavors that includes ripe dark fruit, chocolate, tobacco, and graphite. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, providing structure and balance to the wine, while the acidity is lively and refreshing. The finish is long and persistent, with a lingering taste of dark fruit and spices. This wine has a perfect balance between power and elegance, and it is a great representation of the terroir and the meticulous work done in the vineyard and the cellar. This wine can be aged for decades, and it will continue to evolve and develop more complexity over time. It is a remarkable wine that any wine enthusiast should experience.
Robert Parker - 97+ Points
"A blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Belair Monange comes strutting out of the glass like a total rock star with gregarious red cherries, blackberries and warm plums scents plus hints of lavender, rose hip tea, powdered cinnamon, cigar box and camphor. Medium-bodied, it completely fills the palate with vibrant red and black fruit layers, framed by a firm backbone of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and perfumed."
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"The 2016 Belair-Monange displays almost clinical precision on a nose of mineral-rich black cherry and raspberry fruit, plus hints of wilted violets and iris. The medium-bodied palate delivers firm grip on the entry. This is a clean, precise, correct Saint-Émilion with plenty of tension and poise toward the persistent finish. Very classy and noble. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting."