2015 Bel-Air, Pomerol

SKU #1314564 94 points James Suckling

 Dark plums, gently toast spices and dark, stony, graphite-like aromas here. The palate has an extremely fluid, charming feel with dark plums and chocolate in terms of flavors. Really supple and effortlessly long. Try from 2022.  (2/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Blended of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, the medium garnet-purple colored 2015 de Bel-Air has something of a dark-fruited, animal, broody nose, showing notes of stewed plums, baked blackberries and beef drippings with a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, it has a very refreshing palate with a light grip of tannins and a lively herbal lift to the finish.  (2/2018)

Vinous

 The 2015 Bel-Air (Pomerol) is a bold, powerful wine. It will be interesting to see if the oak settles down a bit. For now, the oak appears to have dried out some of the fruit and eaten away the richness this wine showed as a barrel sample. (AG)  (2/2018)

Wine Spectator

 Enticing plum and blackberry fruit melds nicely with light anise and black tea notes. Shows a velvety edge to the finish, with a flicker of savory lingering. Drink now through 2024. (JM, Web Only-2018)

K&L Notes

A wonderful small property owned by the Sudrat-Melet Family. 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Watch this one for value from Pomerol.

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/9/2017 | Send Email
An impressive Pomerol, full bodied for sure, but it is never heavy. In fact it has a quite lifted nose. It is balanced and absolutely enjoyable now.

Staff Image By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/6/2017 | Send Email
This Pomerol is nuanced and expansive, with very spicy aromatics trailed by sage and Ylang Ylang. The palate blooms with ripe blueberry and blackberry, and the tannin structure is soft and fine. The 2015 Bel Air Pomerol is a wine that can absolutely be enjoyed tonight, but will also age beautifully for at least a decade.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Pomerol