Clos Bel-Air 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black plums along with some mocha notes. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice smooth dry tannins along with a hint of green notes. This is quite a good wine for the $$s. This is a wine from the right bank of Bordeaux. I would give it an 88 … We paired it with a filet mignon and it went perfectly. It is more of a drink now wine, but should easily keep another year or two. I have no idea what the LCBO wine critic tasted … sure wasn’t the same bottle I did … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  633040$22.95WAL90

Image for Clos Bel-Air 2016 from LCBO

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,, April 9, 2019)


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Release Date:July 11, 2020Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:Château du Moulin NoirSugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & Fruity

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