Chateau Bel-Air Lussac-St-Emilion 1999
Colour: Dark ruby core, light ruby-brown rim.
Nose: Concentrated red and dark fruits, notes of plum, blackcurrant, raspberry, leather, dust, oak, and a hint of violet.
Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium+ acidity, medium soft and smooth tannins. Plum, cedar, raspberry, leather, light tobacco note.
Finish: Medium finish+ finish, mocha, herbal, wood smoke.
What a pleasant surprise! I believe this is a cheap bottle of wine originally, but look what it turned out to be after 18 years! Decanted for 2 hours, but closely monitored how it’s opening up.
Nice complexity on the nose and palate, still holding onto a lot of fruit, nice leather and floral on the nose. Great balance between fruit and wood influence, the tannins are resolved and I believe which contributed to the leather on the nose. Interesting note suggesting mocha and herbal on the finish. Drink now!!