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Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre, 1996

Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre is an increasingly rare breed in Bordeaux. Rather than embrace oak and big fruit flavors, this winery in Margaux is uncompromisingly old school. They make nuanced, earthy wines that need time to come into their own. It’s the kind of rusticity that’s been replaced by polish in Margaux, and we’re very much here for it.
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Here's what you should know about it:
  • Château Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre is a five-minute drive from Château Margaux.
  • Jean-Pierre Boyer has overseen every vintage here since 1950.
  • 1996 is a cool, savory vintage, providing the perfect window into the winery’s firm and savory style.
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