92 Points James Suckling: Decadent aromas of foie gras, meat and berries follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Intense and succulent. Needs three or four years to start to open.
The Lussac-St. Emilion appellation is located on the right bank of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, about 45 kilometres (28 mi) from city of Bordeaux or 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from the medieval village of Saint-Émilion. It is one of the so-called "Saint-Emilion satellites" situated around the appellation Saint-Émilion AOC itself.
The soil is of clayey limestone, with south facing vines averaging 40 years of age. The blend is 70% Merlot, and 15% each of the two Cabernets. The 'Bel Air' is a special cuvee selected by J.L. Thunevin from a particular parcel of the property of the same name.