Chateau Bel Air Marquis d Aligre 2005 Margaux
Jean-Pierre Boyer is in his eighties, and still making wines that are resolutely resistant to the ripeness and oak trends that have influenced Bordeaux since the 1980s. These wines are a window into an almost vanished past of traditional 'claret', made from very old vines that have never been treated with pesticides or herbicides. No oak is used, the wines are aged for three years in cement vats and only released after at least a decade in bottle, and they are extremely rare. If you are reading this, we have some: buy it.