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2009 Château Bellevue-Mondotte

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 100 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • 95 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 70548-2009

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$399.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (90% merlot with 5% each cabernet franc and sauvignon): Deep ruby. Superripe, slightly inky aromas of blueberry liqueur and violet. Like liquid silk in the mouth, but with surprisingly firm acidity leavening the wine's sweetness and giving shape to its blue and black fruit flavors. A compellingly rich, thick wine with palate-staining length and the tannic clout to support at least a couple decades of positive evolution in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    A very dark, almost brooding style, with loads of ganache,espresso and roasted fig aromas and flavors, backed by extranotes of black forest cake, warm currant preserves and meltedblack licorice. There's a gorgeous polished feel despite its heft,with a purity buried deep on the finish.
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Jun 30, 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The inky/blue/purple-colored 2009 Bellevue Mondotte offers aromas of creme de cassis, mulberries, licorice, white flowers, forest floor and candied cherries. Extremely thick, rich and full-bodied, it is nearly overwhelming in its textural richness, colossal concentration and mind-blowing finish that lasts nearly a minute. Undeniably massive and over-sized, but perfectly balanced, it is made for those looking for something to put away for 30-50+ years. One has to admire a proprietor who is making a wine for the history books, not for near-term gratification.
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 199
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Very dark indeed. Real lift on the nose. A bit thick and syrupy. Black bilberry juice concentrated. Very dry on the end. Too drying and painful. Though well done for coaxing such concentration out of the berries. Very drying on the end.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    (90% merlot with 5% each cabernet franc and sauvignon): Deep ruby. Superripe, slightly inky aromas of blueberry liqueur and violet. Like liquid silk in the mouth, but with surprisingly firm acidity leavening the wine's sweetness and giving shape to its blue and black fruit flavors. A compellingly rich, thick wine with palate-staining length and the tannic clout to support at least a couple decades of positive evolution in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Jul 2012
  • James Suckling | Rating: 95

    Loads of fruit with blueberries and blackberries. Cassis. Full and juicy with super fine tannins. Very flamboyant. Powerful structure. Goes on for minutes. 90% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Try in 2018.
    Drink Dates: 2018+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Saturday, April 28, 2012
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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

    • 114 bottles owned
    • 23 collectors