Chateau Villa Bel-Air 2003
Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 11:00AM
Linda Johnson-Bell

Château Villa Bel-Air 2003¸ Graves, Bordeaux
13% alc, 50% Cab Sauv, 40% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc. Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch-Bages bought it in 1988. Black cherry, mocha, chocolate…Nose of sweet oak. Chalk. Cinnamon. Spice. Fresh. Clean. Fluid on the palate. Short finish. Well-balanced but too dry and short finish – will this sort itself out with age? Forest fruit. Stewed a bit. Oaky but not too tannic - still young and fresh and light.



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