Chateau Bel Air Marquis Margeaux 2004
Region: Margeaux , Bordeaux, France
Grape Varieties: 30% Caberent Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Vinification: The vinification and ageing take place in concrete, in order to preserve the pure flavours of the blend.
The 2004 from Jean-Pierre Boyer shows a lovely deep garnet color and smoky red-currant aromas with earth, violet, licorice, spice and citrus peel. The palate is dense and mineral with firm structure, but showing velvety blackberry, cassis and red currant with earth and mineral flavors and a bit of bitter licorice. The finish is long and firm. Suspend your ideas of Bordeaux and enjoy this complex and Burgundian Margaux. Carafe four hours in advance or cellar ten to twenty years.
Chateau Bel Air Marquisd'Aligre was classified as Grand Cru Exceptionelle in 1932. It was not rated in1855 classification but its wine were no less in the excellence of thisprestigious appellation. Produced on a vineyard of 3 hectares only, the wineryproduces about 10,000 bottles only with organic farming with average 90years age of vines. Existing owner and winemaker, Mr. Jean Pierre Boyer,insisted on classic and traditional winemaking style for over 60 years, and heis now 90 years old. His old vintages are sought after bywine connoisseurs in Bordeaux, and his wine are designed to be drunk after10 to 50 years of ageing.