Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Ratings on Delectable

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Nose has dried blackcurrant, graphite, rain soaked roses, dried cherries, bruised violets, moist leather and dusty earth. Palate has dried cherries, dried blackcurrant, slight iron/steel notes, sun baked soil, black tea-like tannins with a drying finish. An elegant wine, not as generous on the palate as a recent 1996 vintage enjoyed, but not any level of dissatisfaction tonight. Cork pulled for slow oxidation for 2H, then decanted 4H. Blend is assumed as 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc & 20% Petit Verdot/Malbec/Carmenère.

Nose has dried blackcurrant, graphite, rain soaked roses, dried cherries, bruised violets, moist leather and dusty earth. Palate has dried cherries, dried blackcurrant, slight iron/steel notes, sun baked soil, black tea-like tannins with a drying finish. An elegant wine, not as generous on the palate as a recent 1996 vintage enjoyed, but not any level of dissatisfaction tonight. Cork pulled for slow oxidation for 2H, then decanted 4H. Blend is assumed as 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc & 20% Petit Verdot/Malbec/Carmenère.

9.2

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Moss, mushroom, tobacco and damp leaf nose. Nice burnt sienna color, a little hazy, but not much fruit or tertiary quality beyond forest floor. Decent acid; dry, ungiving and tired overall. Little change after 12 hour decant. Was thinking possible subpar storage but other reviews suggest this may be past prime.

Moss, mushroom, tobacco and damp leaf nose. Nice burnt sienna color, a little hazy, but not much fruit or tertiary quality beyond forest floor. Decent acid; dry, ungiving and tired overall. Little change after 12 hour decant. Was thinking possible subpar storage but other reviews suggest this may be past prime.

8.7

Lyle Fass Delectable Pro

Founder Fass Selections

So classy. The epitome of elegance. More notes later. Nose is heaven. Floral, leather, earthy, truffles, mushrooms. Porcini. Sick nose. Heaven. Palate is pure finesse. Sweet fruit. Floral. So pure. Essence of Bordeaux

So classy. The epitome of elegance. More notes later. Nose is heaven. Floral, leather, earthy, truffles, mushrooms. Porcini. Sick nose. Heaven. Palate is pure finesse. Sweet fruit. Floral. So pure. Essence of Bordeaux

9.5

Peter C

Loads of grass!

Loads of grass!

9.0

Matt Bernstein

Very good food wine

Very good food wine

9.2

Sylvain Rhainds

1995. Manque de matiere.

1995. Manque de matiere.

8.8

Brendan Baker

Cassis, graphite, firm tannin, not at all polished (I believe this saw no new wood at all), but still elegant. I need to seek more of this out

Cassis, graphite, firm tannin, not at all polished (I believe this saw no new wood at all), but still elegant. I need to seek more of this out

9.3

Fredybeans

Robe brune Nez réduit pendant 12 h malgres la carafe puis s’ouvre sur des notes de tabac et de cacao Bouche suave ronde mais sans grâce Déçus une fois de plus

Robe brune Nez réduit pendant 12 h malgres la carafe puis s’ouvre sur des notes de tabac et de cacao Bouche suave ronde mais sans grâce Déçus une fois de plus

8.2

Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

This wine is getting tired, had it before 3 times but not the best bottle, did not get better more like worse, nose is more like thin tea flavours, taste not complex. The next day it was undrinkable, still one in the wine frigde.

This wine is getting tired, had it before 3 times but not the best bottle, did not get better more like worse, nose is more like thin tea flavours, taste not complex. The next day it was undrinkable, still one in the wine frigde.

8.5

Location

  • 148 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 12pm-7pm

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