Bel-Air

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Chateau Bel Air (or Belair) is a wine estate in St. Emilion, in Bordeaux, France. It has existed in some (often frought) capacity since the time of the Hundred Years’ War in the mid 18th century. The winery is located located on the southernmost slope of Saint Emilion know as the "Côte," overlooking the Dordogne valley. The land was owned by Jacques Canolle, descendant of 14th century British military commander Robert de Knollys or Knolles, who became Grand Sénéchal de Guyenne. The Canolles were successful in their wine production, however were temporarily forced off the property during the French Revolution. They were able to return around 1802, and the vineyard remained in their control until 1916 when Edouard Dubois-Chalon of the neighboring Ausone estate took ownership. By then the vineyard was ravaged by phylloxera, and it would take his finesse and patience to build it back up. Upon his death in 1975, it was run by his widow Helyett Dubois-Chalon with Read more »

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  • Bordeaux gets a bad rap for several reasons. the top wines are ridiculously ... Chateau Gromel Bel Air Bordeaux Superieur 13% $11Imported by: Monsieur Touton A bit stinky on the nose with aromas of pencil shavings and leather framing a core of spicy black fruit all bathed in vanilla tinged cedary oak. Smooth and rich up front, this thins out a ... Read More

    From the article Values in Bordeaux?


  • Chateau Gromel Bel Air Bordeaux Superieur 2010

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    A bit stinky on the nose with aromas of pencil shavings and leather framing a core of spicy black fruit all bathed in vanilla tinged cedary oak. Smooth and rich up front, this thins out a bit on the palate revealing delicate woodsy black currant fruit that has a slight dried plum/cocoa cast to it. The finish is long if dry and while there some ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Bel Air Ortet Saint Estephe 2006

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • I’m kicking off this year's series on value wines by taking a look at ... 82pts 2011 Ch. Gromel Bel Air 12.5% $9 A bit weedy on the nose and sharp with spicy pink peppercorn edges to the astringent red fruit aromas. Softer than expected on entry, with a lovely roundness in the mouth. rather nondescript but at the same time easy to drink with ge... Read More

    From the article Bordeaux under $15


  • Chateau Gromel Bel-Air 2011

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    A bit weedy on the nose and sharp with spicy pink peppercorn edges to the astringent red fruit aromas. Softer than expected on entry, with a lovely roundness in the mouth. rather nondescript but at the same time easy to drink with gentle raspberry and blackcurrant flavors. The modest tannins emerge on the backend and add a bit of spice to the mo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Gromel Bel-Air 2011

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    Nice dinner wine. All the friends enjoyed it. Read More

    Wine review by ps


  • Chateau Vieux Brandard 'Bel Air' Lussac Saint-Emillion 2009

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    Dark color. Smell is all merlot, surprisingly. Black plum. Mellow toasted oakiness, some light but persistant feral smells but relatively clean (like muddy black dirt) and well proportioned. very lightly smokey. Taste is fresh wild blueberries! black cherry and mild raspberry. Braised blood sausages. Some red currant, mild to medium tannins (fin... Read More

    Wine review by benjamindehoog


  • Chateau Bel-Air Bordeaux Superieur 2009

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    Wine review by over440pgs


  • Chateau Gromel Bel Air Bordeaux 2010

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