Domaine du Bel Air 'Jour de Soif' 2019, Loire Valley, France


Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France

Cabernet Franc

The Jour de Soif (Thirsty Day) bottling from Pierre Gauthier is really a beautiful bottle of Bourgueil designed to be very, very easy to drink out of the blocks, and the 2019 most assuredly is just that! The pure and vibrant nose jumps right out of the glass in a blend of black cherries, sweet dark berries, a touch of dark chocolate, gentle notes of cigar smoke and an impressively complex base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and sappy at the core, with a fine signature of soil, just a whisper of tannin and a long, complex and bouncy finish. This is flat out delicious at the present time, but with the balance to age nicely for the next decade. An absolute bargain.-Importer's Notes