Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
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Chateau Bellevue Mondotte 2019

Product description

Partly enclosed by Chateau Pavie-Decesse, on the clay-limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte truly benefits from an "immense" terroir, as Gerard Perse likes to emphasize. Overlooking the Dordogne valley by more than 80 meters, the small estate (2.5 hectares) combines in an optimal way the qualities required for high-level viticulture: natural poverty of the soils, excellent sunshine thanks to the southern exposure, natural drainage of the grounds because of the slope, very little gelling character of the vineyard protected from the northern wind.

In the vineyards as well as in the cellar, the Perse spirit reigns with a lot of rigour, passion and attention, with the aim of elaborating the most beautiful harvests for the most precise vinifications. The annual production is very small, around 400 cases.

98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The Merlot-dominated 2019 Bellevue Mondotte just about jumps out of the glass with its ripe, spicy red, blue, and black fruits as well as spring flowers, graphite, chalky mineral, and violet-like aromas and flavours. Almost Pomerol-like with its seamless, polished tannins and gorgeous mouthfeel, it's flawlessly balanced, has a deep, layered mid-palate, and a great, great finish.

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Very deep garnet-purple coloured, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant black cherry preserves, blueberry compote and boysenberries scents plus hints of wilted roses, cumin seed, aniseed and cardamom. Full-bodied, the palate has fantastically ripe, silky tannins and gorgeous freshness supporting all that perfumed black and blue fruit, finishing long and harmonious.

94+ Points - James Suckling

The purity of fruit is impressive here with crushed blackberries, blueberries and dark chocolate with some coffee. It’s full-bodied, yet integrated and chewy. Rich finish.

92+ Points - Wine Enthusiast

This is a really stylish wine from the same ownership as Chateau Pavie. There are some generous tannins that give balance to the bold fruitiness. This is a wine for aging.