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Château Bellevue Mondotte Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2003

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Tasting Notes :An exquisite jewel in Chantal and Gerard Perse’s Right Bank empire, Bellevue-Mondotte is a tiny, 5-acre parcel of 45-year-old vines planted on the limestone plateau above Pavie-Decesse and Pavie-Macquin. It is composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. I tasted the 2003 on three separate occasions, one of which merited a three-digit rating. Sadly, there are only 4,000 bottles of this prodigious effort. Possessing relatively high alcohol (14.5%) for a Bordeaux, it is an amazing blend made from 15 hectoliters per hectare. A dense, viscous-looking purple color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of blackberries, espresso roast, fried lard, and pain grille. Full-bodied and massively rich with decent acidity and plenty of structure as well as tannin, this youthful 2003 should hit its stride in 3-5 years, and last for three decades. This may be what the great 1929s or 1947s tasted like at age three.

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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 Château Bellevue Mondotte Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/02/2009

Beautiful aromas of blackberry, coffee and cherry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with soft, round tannins and a long, rich finish. Supersilky. Best after 2007. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Bellevue Mondotte 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Beautiful aromas of blackberry coffee and cherry follow through to a full-bodied palate with soft round tannins and a long rich finish. Supersilky. Best after 2007. JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

An exquisite jewel in Chantal and Gerard Perse


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Chateau Bellevue Mondotte St. Emilion



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Tasting Notes :An exquisite jewel in Chantal and Gerard Perse’s Right Bank empire, Bellevue-Mondotte is a tiny, 5-acre parcel of 45-year-old vines planted on the limestone plateau above Pavie-Decesse and Pavie-Macquin. It is composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. I tasted the 2003 on three separate occasions, one of which merited a three-digit rating. Sadly, there are only 4,000 bottles of this prodigious effort. Possessing relatively high alcohol (14.5%) for a Bordeaux, it is an amazing blend made from 15 hectoliters per hectare. A dense, viscous-looking purple color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of blackberries, espresso roast, fried lard, and pain grille. Full-bodied and massively rich with decent acidity and plenty of structure as well as tannin, this youthful 2003 should hit its stride in 3-5 years, and last for three decades. This may be what the great 1929s or 1947s tasted like at age three.

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