Bel-Air

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Libourne, 33502
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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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  • Chateau Bel Air Haut-Medoc 2013

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    A very good Bordeaux with a full, slightly tart but smooth Finnish but easy on the budget that would suggest a higher price for a wine as good as this. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Another cool car, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.  Read More

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  • This is just a teaser to start, as I only arrived home a few hours ago after about nine days in Cuba without Internet access.  That was tough, but you know what was tougher?  The lack of quality wine.  In fact, there was a lack of most everything we are used to in the USA, but I'll elaborate on that later - manana as they say in Cuba.  First thi... Read More

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  • Chateau Bel-Air Gallier Graves 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bel-Air Bellini Peach Flavored Sparkling Wine

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    Fantastic! No peach residue. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • 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 Gromel Bel Air Bordeaux Superieur 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • Chateau Bel Air Ortet Saint Estephe 2006

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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


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