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Bellevue Mondotte St. Emilion Pre-Arrival 2009

External Review by Morrell & Company:

This wine is fermented in oak tanks, malolactic in barrel, aged on its lees, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. A brilliant wine, opaque blue/purple in color, with an extraordinary nose of the essence of wet rocks intermixed with a floral perfume aspect, it displays enormous creme de cassis, mulberry, and boysenberry fruit, full-bodied opulence, viscous texture, tremendous purity, yet a vibrancy and vivacity due to the unusual vintage conditions, which have provided both massive concentration and huge tannins, yet clarity, precision, and elegance. This is a monster wine that should drink well for 30 or more years. (Tasted two times.)

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Region: France » Bordeaux » Saint-Emilion

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  • 2009

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Chateau Bellevue:
The estate was founded in 1996 when the owner of Chateau Gironnville,Remy Fouin, took 11 hectares of vineyard to create a new estate.It is located in Macau,about 10 miles north of the City of Bordeaux close to Chateau Gisours of Margaux and the Gironde estuary.It was bought by a Vincent Mulliez in 2004 and he invested a great deal of time,,effort and money before his untimely death at the age of 44 in 2010.It is now owned and run by his widow Isabelle

External Reviews for Bellevue Mondotte St. Emilion Pre-Arrival

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Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

This wine is fermented in oak tanks, malolactic in barrel, aged on its lees, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. A brilliant wine, opaque blue/purple in color, with an extraordinary nose of the essence of wet rocks intermixed with a floral perfume aspect, it displays enormous creme de cassis, mulberry, and boysenberry fruit, full-bodied opulence, viscous texture, tremendous purity, yet a vibrancy and vivacity due to the unusual vintage conditions, which have provided both massive concentration and huge tannins, yet clarity, precision, and elegance. This is a monster wine that should drink well for 30 or more years. (Tasted two times.)



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