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2 Ratings
Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte Saint Emilion Grand Cru
$459.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) The grapes are hand-picked and hand sorted. Alcoholic fermentation is triggered by indigenous yeast in temperature-controlled wooden vats. The wine is kept on the skins for 3 to 5 weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Château Bellevue-Mondotte is barrel-aged for six months on its lees (100% of new oak) for a total of aproximatively 24 months. Final blending takes place just before bottling, and the wine is neither fined nor filtered.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 6/06.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) "This tiny gem of a property, cropped at 15 hectoliters per hectare, is composed of 5 acres of 45-year old Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a tiny parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has produced one of the vintage’s most compelling wines in 2005. Sadly, there are only 4,000 bottles of this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. It boasts an extraordinary perfume of graphite, blackberries, cassis, and sweet kirsch intermixed with notes of incense, spice box, licorice, and subtle wood. Stunningly rich with full bo...