Bellevue Mondotte St. Emilion 2003

  • WA
    94+
  • WS
    92
  • IWC
    90+
Varietal:
Red Bordeaux Blend
Region:
France : Bordeaux : St. Emilion
Producer:
Bellevue Mondotte
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90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$179.00
Quantity Available: 2
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Reviews

  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    August 2013
    94+ Even in a vintage such as 2003 there are wines that are youthful, unevolved and still in need of bottle age. The 2003 Bellevue Mondotte is one of those wines. From a tiny (5 acres) estate owned by Gerard Perse, this blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits youthful aromas of blue and black fruits, chalk dust, lead pencil shavings and Christmas fruitcake. Full, ripe and moderately tannic, it requires another 3-5 years of bottle age and could turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, lasting another 25-30 years.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Suckling
    July 31, 2006
    92 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. 480 cases made.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2006
    90+ Deep ruby-red. Full-blown aromas of mocha, truffle and nutty oak, with an exotic suggestion of apricot. Fat, sweet and fine-grained; impressively rich and deep but could use a bit more mid-palate lift. Today I don't find much primary fruit, but then this wine may still be in shock from the recent bottling in February. Finishes with dusty, somewhat tough tannins.