Region: Margeaux , Bordeaux, France
Grape Varieties: 30% Caberent Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
The vinification and ageing take place in concrete, in order to preserve the pure flavours of the blend.
"The 2005 Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre has a strict, backward, tobacco and graphite-tinged bouquet with more black fruit than red, unlike the 2001. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, harmonious and crisp with a fine thread of acidity. There is a gentle build in the mouth, quite linear but delivering a very nuanced, lightly spiced, clove-infused finish. This Margaux is endowed with impressive density compared to other vintages tasted, the fruit veering towards black plums and a hint of balsamic. I admire the transparency of the wine, one that makes you feel as if you are peering directly into the vineyard. Tasted at the Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre dinner. Drink: 2018-2033. 92 points"
Neal Martin, Vinous (05/18)
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.