Château Belair (dubois Challon)

Château Belair (Dubois-Challon)

St. Émilion 1er Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Classic right bank notes, with dark berries and tobacco, mature and ready to drink. Classic old Bordeaux — 3 years ago

Château Belair (Dubois-Challon)

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Cuvee of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (possibly with some Malbec and/or Petit Verdot)

Mature brownish red garnet. Transparent but youthful for its age.

Classic claret perfume from the first second of opening and kept getting better as the night went on. Truffle, shiitake mushroom, old leather, potpourri.

Complete integration with no sign of stumbling over the hill. Bright red fruit, smoky cedar, earthy soil tone, cooking spices. The mouthfeel is supple and elegant, no excess or pretension. Clean and fully mature.

A birthday bottle opened for by a dear friend and a reason why I am so devoted to this wonderful journey. Last long in memory. 92.
— 7 years ago

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