Haut Roc Blanquant - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2015
Haut Roc Blanquant is named after a historic parcel of the vineyard of Bélair-Monange. The name translates literally to “high white rock,” underscoring the vineyard’s geology. Released in very limited quantities since the 2014 vintage, Haut Roc Blanquant is produced from a selection of grapes offering charm, elegance, and approachability from a young age.
The exceptional wines of Château Bélair-Monange are the result of meticulous vineyard work, undertaken with respect for the environment, followed by a manual harvest once the grapes have reached optimal maturity. Vinification takes place in concrete and stainless steel vats, where maceration and extraction is gentle and measured in order to preserve fruit purity. The wines are then aged in French oak barrels.
The bouquet is full of bright, ruby red fruit and seductive cocoa powder and caramel roundness. The palate is powerful but silky, with red crunchy fruit and well-integrated, refined tannins. Enjoy with kangaroo or eye fillet, dark chocolate or aged hard cheeses. Drink now or up until 2025. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
The 2019 Haut Roc Blanquant, the third wine from Belair Monange, is plump, juicy and forward. A burst of sweet red berry fruit, spice and French oak give the 2019 its racy, extroverted personality. Haut Roc Blanquant is a fine choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Antonio Galloni, Vinous.