un Margaux MYTHIQUE, dans un millésime de rêve. Encore au dessus du 70, Jean-Pierre Boyer nous a confié quelques flacons de ce Bel-Air introuvable. Sa robe est claire.Ce 61 est sur des notes (liste non-exhaustive) de macaron, café, cuir, champignon, genièvre, etc... La bouche est subtilement fumée, de grande classe mais pas racoleuse, hors norme, un vin pour l'éternité.
Jean-Pierre Boyer is experienced in the extreme. We are in Margaux, and these were the vines of his father, who acquired Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre after World War II. And meeting MONSIEUR Boyer often feels like being taken back to school. For some, it’s only a little slap on wrist, but for the most civilised visitors, it’s more like a spanking. “You have a Smaaaartphone, do you? And the car that comes with it?” Jean-Pierre explains that he was really quite typical at one time. Today, though, he’s certainly considered atypical. Full of humility, he explains that it’s the terroir of Margaux which gives his wines their substance and elegance, and he simply must avoid denaturing them. The vineyard is coplanted with different grapes. “Of course, when a vine needed to be replaced, my father used whatever was at hand – Malbec, Petit Verdot...” As a result, blending is done straight from the beginning in the vineyard, everything is harvested together, and is taken straight to the cement vats where the wines will remain numerous months until it is bottled. The wines are timeless. This is wine as we love it at PUR JUS – Jean-Pierre’s philosophy is as PURE as his JUICE is crisp and fruity, with an exuberant bouquet and a level of refinement rarely seen.
Château Bel-Air Marquis d'Aligre