The Oldest of the Old School, Part Two:
2010 Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre

Posted by Joe Salamone

Last month's offer for 2005 Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre was met with a huge response.

It was not a surprise. These wines are brimming with soul.

Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre, a neighbor of Château Margaux, is a potent reminder of what Bordeaux was, can be, and in many ways, should be. The wines offer a step back in time.

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Today, we're happy to offer the 2010 Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre Margaux for $77.95 per bottle. 

The 2010 Bordeaux vintage is one of my favorites of the past couple of decades. The vintage amazingly combines power and verve. It has the concentration and suave texture of a riper vintage with the finesse of a cooler one. The total package is truly profound.

The 2010 Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre Margaux is beautifully expressive delivering dark fruits with exotic spices, and savory notes. This a sleek and dense example of Bel Air. This is a bottle that, while very exciting today, is holding plenty in reserve. 

These are profoundly eye-opening wines that remind you that Bordeaux is capable of haunting nuance, delicacy, and a whispering complexity. Don't miss the 2010. It is poised to be one of the greats of this unyielding traditionalist. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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William Kelley, The Wine Advocate: "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."