Possibly the best story in Bordeaux, Jean-Pierre Boyser the one of the very last of the old school Bordeaux producers, hell-bent on eschewing the new, flashy, modern ways of making wine that has swept the region.

 

He has no heirs and no intention on changing the way he makes his wine. He ages his wines far longer than most Bordeaux producers and will only release them when they're ready - not just for the en-primeur craziness. 

 

His vines are some of the oldest in France, dating back to the 1870s. The winery was built in the 1700s. It's old school winemaking at its best.

 

The 2010 needs an hour or so in a decanter before releasing its true potential - of which there is much. Sweet fruit, a perfect balance of age and freshness, this is a bottle that deserves some attention. 

 

Bordeaux how it used to be made. And in our opinion, all the better for it. 

Chateau Bel-Air Marquis d'Aligre 2010 Margaux, Bordeaux, France

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