Robert Parker 94+
A deep, brooding and rather powerful wine by the standards of this estate, the 2010 Bel Air Marquis d’Aligre unwinds in the glass with aromas of black cherries, wild berries, licorice, asphalt and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it’s rich and concentrated, with an ample core of fruit framed by sweet, powdery tannins. From my cellar, this is still the better part of a decade away from its peak, and if approached today, it benefits from several hours in a decanter.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2060
Dark crimson. Intense and stony on the nose. Lots of cassis and youthful with a dry, stony end. Very firm and juicy. Needs lots of time. Again, clean and fresh. Racy. More lifted than the norm.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040