Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut Medoc 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Haut Medoc|
|Brand||Chateau Bel Air Gloria|
Part of Domaines Martin, which also owns Château Gloria in Saint-Julien, this wine benefits from a classed-growth winery's attention to detail. The wine is rich, dense and structured. Its black-plum and blackberry fruits are rich, sustained by fine tannins and acidity. It's a wine to age, so drink from 2024.
Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Bel Air Gloria has a ripe, clean and pure bouquet with attractive dark cherries and blackberry scents, neatly integrated with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe dark cherries laced with spice and black tea, nicely structured with an almost heady but attractive finish. Enjoy this lush Cru Bourgeois over the next five to seven years. Tasted September 2017.