Chateau Bel Air Haut-Medoc 2000

Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Item No. 76475
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 2000 vintage was legendary in Bordeaux—a classic in every sense of the word. The growing season matched every possible expectation, and the resulting grapes have become the standard against which other vintages are judged.

Located outside the village of Cussac, just south of St. Julien in the heart of the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux. Ranked a Cru Bourgeois. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot planted in the alluvial gravel and clay soils typical of the Médoc. The 90 acres of vineyard lie just west of the Gironde estuary, near the famous "Fort Médoc" built to defend Bordeaux in the age of Louis XIV.

The late Henri Martin, the long-time Mayor of the town of St. Julien and creator of Chateau Gloria, bought Château Bel Air twenty-five years ago. Together with his son-in-law he rebuilt the winemaking facilities and improved the vineyards of this old, classic estate.

Learn About Medoc

(MEH-dok) Mecca of Wine Medoc is the region that encompasses the smaller appellations of Pauillac, Margaux, St.-Estephe & St.-Julien. As a larger appellation, it contains many chateaux that are the same style of the smaller appellations, but at a smaller price. There are two regions of the Medoc - the Bas Medoc (or lower-Medoc) and the Haut Medoc (or upper-Medoc) - so given the...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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