Clos Bel Air 2016, Ac Montagne Saint émilion

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
Bordeaux, France

$22.95 (633040)

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90 pts
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November 27, 2021

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

Here's a nicely appointed maturing merlot-cab franc blend from a St. Emilion satellite appellation, where better...

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Michael Godel
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Michael Godel

If you’ve managed to miss the recent vintages of this estate you'll not have discovered the charm and the...

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Sara d'Amato
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Sara d'Amato

Such a fine example of the merlot dominant blend of this estate offering characteristic richness laced with spice and...

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Jack Robertson
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Ghislain Lalonde
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Merlot-based right banker here from an appellation worth seeking out, especially if St Emilions and Pomerols have bee priced out of reach as it has for most of us. I like the firm structure here and the understated complex fruit. Fairly complex and long finishing with a fair bit of oak showing. A little less oak would have pushed the score over 90. Drink or hold a few years. Tasted April 2021.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

This 60/40 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc has a medium+ intensity nose that is fresh with red berry, cherry, and spice aromas, while the spicy medium-full bodied palate has raspberry, blackberry, tobacco, and forest floor flavours. It has vibrant acidity and supple tannins, becoming savoury on the mid-palate. Long finishing. Enjoy over the next 4-5 years. Tasted Mar/2019.

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