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CLOS BEL-AIR 2016 AC Montagne-Saint-Émilion
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Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Deep purple-red colour. Deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, faintly leather-tinged, ripe plum-crancherry nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy,faintly earthy, maturing plum flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, still grippy finish. This Montagne-Saint-Émilion (not Pomerol) has 13.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with a new lot number L16-252/19 on the lower part of the glass bottle. A REPEAT of the 2016 (**/**+) that was released on April 13, 2019 at $22.95. CSPC 633040
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Crisp, Firm, Youthful
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Such a fine example of the merlot dominant blend of this estate offering characteristic richness laced with spice and tension from acid. Notes of pepper and musk give a seductive appeal that is sure to please widely. The tender fruit of merlot dominates this wine in the most elegant fashion. Tannins are still quite firm but the fruit is abundant and mouth-fillingly fleshy. A notable value not to be missed. A pleasure to drink right away with a short decant but with the stuffing to last another 3-4 years. Score - 90 (Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, April 9, 2019) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 11, 2020
Cases bought 349 (12 bottles per case)

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