Avec le temps, Château Villa Bel-Air est devenu l'une des valeurs sûres des Graves.
«…the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Villa Bel Air sings of black raspberries, blackberries and mulberries with touches of plum preserves, spice cake and cloves plus a waft of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is rich and spicy with impressive concentration and a firm yet plush backbone, finishing with great length.»
A strong tobacco leaf note gives this a slightly rustic edge, with cherry and red currant paste flavors filling in behind. Grippy finish.
Some berry and walnut character and hints of orange peel. Medium body, fine tannins and a savory finish.
91 James Suckling
92 Wine Spectator