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Chateau Bel-Air Haut Medoc 2012

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Proof that a great winemaker can make delicious wines even in less than celebrated vintages, this is classically styled, with balance and structure at the forefront. Full-flavored, with lots of earth and spice, firm tannins and a long, dry finish. Best with hearty meat and vegetable dishes, especially game meats.

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Vintage: 1982 11/27/2009

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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Proof that a great winemaker can make delicious wines even in less than celebrated vintages, this is classically styled, with balance and structure at the forefront. Full-flavored, with lots of earth and spice, firm tannins and a long, dry finish. Best with hearty meat and vegetable dishes, especially game meats.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

This has some lively and interesting fruit aromas and a touch of oak. The style is rich and soft with good acidity and firm tannins. The wine is nicely textured, with dark fruit and a touch of spice in the finish. The wines of the 2005 vintage are coming into their peak and are very approachable now. Serve this wine with a hearty beef stew or French onion soup.


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Vintage: 2009 08/17/2012

Owned by the Martin family (who also own Gloria), this dense ruby/plum-colored sleeper of the vintage displays oodles of fruit as well as some notes of Christmas fruitcake and roasted herbs along with loads of cassis. Tasty, round, generous, and ripe, this 2009 has a lot going for it. Drink it over the next 5ndash;6 years.


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Value from 2000! This easy drinker feels rich and rounded on a medium bodied frame. Mild tannins and good dark berry flavors match well with a prime cut of beef.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Black fruits, sweet tobacco and earthy flavors are found in this full-bodied Left Bank red. Decant this hearty wine to serve with roasts and beef stews.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

A sweet perfume of black fruits intermixed with licorice and vanilla lead the bouquet, offering great fruit purity with a concentrated finish. The flavors of dark, ripe cherries and rich plums makes it a good match with skirt steaks, hand-formed sirloin burgers with melted American cheddar, and thin crust pizza topped with mozzarella, thinly sliced veal sausage and green peppers.


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Vintage: 2009 06/19/2013

65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. Dark fruit, lead pencil, cassis and wood on the nose. The flavors are concentrated and ripe with cherry and plum notes and the finish is full and satisfying. A terrific value! Serve it with red meats, pork loins in a brown mushroom gravy and with panko breaded tilapia.


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