2012 Ch Villa Bel Air Rouge, Graves
Chateau Villa Bel-Air is located in Saint-Morillon in the heart of the “Graves” appellation. In the 18th century, Louis Dufaure, Marquis de Lajarte, a councillor in the Bordeaux Parliament, built a beautiful classical mansion on the site of the Bel-Air wine property. Today, the interior design of the property is classified a Historical Monument. After a long dormant period, the property was bought in 1988 by Jean-Michel Cazes and his family. From this date they completely restructured the vineyards and the technical installations prompting Robert Parker in 2005 to comment "The property has undergone numerous improvements aimed at heightening the quality of the vineyard and its wines (…) Many wine lovers have yet to discover the excellence of this great wine."