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2005 Château Bellevue-Mondotte

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 70548-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright ruby. Aromas of cassis, black raspberry and liquid graphite. Hugely concentrated but very backward, with exotic and extremely dark flavors of black fruits, licorice and violet. This has a surprisingly silky texture (a year ago it seemed to be a bit more chunky) but the major tannins are going to require considerable patience. Better than I thought last year, but not for the faint of heart.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Made up of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the opaque bluish/purple 2005 from Bellevue-Mondotte offers amazing chocolate espresso notes along with blueberry and blackberry liqueur, some incense and a hint of flowers. Full-bodied and staggeringly concentrated, this blockbuster wine (in a blockbuster vintage) is unreal. Talk about a wine that is beyond belief - this is a great achievement from Chantal and Gerard Perse. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. Sadly, there were only 340 or so cases produced.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2045
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 219
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    The crushed blackberry and raspberry are wonderful in this wine. Full-bodied, with superpolished tannins and loads of ripe fruit, toasty oak and coffee on the palate. Goes on and on. An opulent young red.
    Drink Dates: 2016+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Jun 30, 2008
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Bright ruby. Aromas of cassis, black raspberry and liquid graphite. Hugely concentrated but very backward, with exotic and extremely dark flavors of black fruits, licorice and violet. This has a surprisingly silky texture (a year ago it seemed to be a bit more chunky) but the major tannins are going to require considerable patience. Better than I thought last year, but not for the faint of heart.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May 2007
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  • Acquired in 2001 by Parisian supermarket-tycoon-turned-controversial-Bordeaux-garagiste Gerard Perse, Chateaux Bellevue-Mondotte is nestled high on the pure limestone plateau above Pavie and Pavie-Decesse in St. Emilion. Along with its aforementioned neighbors, Bellevue-Mondotte joins Monbousquet on highlight reel of Perse's Right Bank empire. The second part of Bellevue-Mondotte's name pays homage to its other famous neighbors, La Mondotte and Chateau Troplong-Mondot, and the exceptional terroir on which it sits.

    Robert Parker has referred to Bellevue-Mondotte as the "quintessential garage wine." The miniscule 2.5 hectare vineyard produces some of the smallest yields in all of Bordeaux. The blend is usually dominated by Merlot, with hints of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and delivers serious modern Bordeaux with spectacular levels of intensity and concentration, lavish aromatics and an expansive, unctuous palate.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 541 bottles owned
    • 85 collectors