Ch. Villa Bel Air Graves Rouge 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France

Item No. 92904
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Grape varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Color: Dark ruby

Bouquet: Elegant nose of ripe fruit and hints of tobacco.

Taste: Fruity and rich, with smooth tannins and a long finish.

Serving Suggestions: Great with smoked meat, duck and patés.

Learn About Ch. Villa Bel Air

On December 24th, 1777, Louis Dufaure, Marquis de Lajarte, bought an important property situated in the parish of Saint-Morillon called Bel-Air de Bellevue. In 1791, he undertook a very fine charterhouse of great architectural finesse that can still be admired to this day. On April 28th, 1794, the Marquis de Lajarte was imprisoned and rapidly executed. Bel-Air was sold as a...

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Learn About Graves

(grahv) Gravel Guru Named so for the gravelly base of soil common in the area, Graves is diverse in the wines it creates. Think red, white and sweet. The best reds of Graves are in Pessac-Leognan in the north, including the famed and lauded first growth, Chateau Haut Brion. There, and in the central area of Graves, come some deliciously dry white wine, while towards the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

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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