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2010 Bellevue Mondotte Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS99
  • JS96
  • WS96
  • RP95
  • NMWJ94
  • JR

Reviews

JS99
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
90% merlot 5% cabernet franc 5% cabernet sauvignon. This wine is produced from a 2 Hectare parcel of vines that average 47 years old in the southeastern part of the appellation. Aged in 100% new French oak. This wine... 90% merlot 5% cabernet franc 5% cabernet sauvignon. This wine is produced from a 2 Hectare parcel of vines that average 47 years old in the southeastern part of the appellation. Aged in 100% new French oak. This wine boasts a glorious perfume of blackberry raspberry and a touch of oak complemented by an intense mineral component. On the palate this is incredibly opulent -spicy and bright for such a big wine. Impeccably balanced there are layers of complexity framed by a vibrant acidity. The finish lasts for over a minute on this truly remarkable wine one you should jump to add to your cellar. It will drink well for the next 20+ years.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This just takes off with amazing combination of dark fruits and insane acidity. Citrusy and wild. Full bodied and powerful yet it's delicate and finesse. Owner Gerard Perse calls it sweet power! I agree.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
This sports the ample fleshy powerful core of the vintage with dark blue and black fruits but has extra drive with mouthwatering acidity and lots of minerality cutting through on the finish. Shows great mouthfeel and purity.
RP95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: This 5-acre vineyard purchased by Chantal and Gerard Perse in 2001 is planted with 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It sits on the plateau above Pavie Decesse and Pavie Macquin. Yields... 2010: This 5-acre vineyard purchased by Chantal and Gerard Perse in 2001 is planted with 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It sits on the plateau above Pavie Decesse and Pavie Macquin. Yields in 2010 were 24 hectoliters per hectare and the alcohol percentage is 14.3%. A dense purple hue is followed by aromas of crushed rocks acacia flowers boysenberries kirsch and blacker fruits in the background. The wine possesses great ripeness a dense full-bodied mouthfeel sweet tannin and a massive style. It appears to be more evolved and forward than most Bellevue Mondotte vintages have been under the Perse administration. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25.
NMWJ94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
A blend of 90% Merlot and 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon this has a very intense backward bouquet that despite leaving it five minutes in the glass stubbornly refuses to open. The palate is very... A blend of 90% Merlot and 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon this has a very intense backward bouquet that despite leaving it five minutes in the glass stubbornly refuses to open. The palate is very structure with a touch of graphite interlacing the ripe blackberry and liquorice tinged fruit (possibly from some very ripe Cabernets.) Very dense and powerful towards the finish this is your quintessential vin de garde that will need long-term cellaring. Drink 2025-2040+
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2011
Very dark purple. Attractive aroma on top of very ripe fruit notes and a definite skein of minerality. Some lift with a bit of currant aroma. Very drying finish. Will this eventually soften into a wonderful partner for... Very dark purple. Attractive aroma on top of very ripe fruit notes and a definite skein of minerality. Some lift with a bit of currant aroma. Very drying finish. Will this eventually soften into a wonderful partner for food? It seems difficult to believe. Currently SO angular! I thought the Perse wines were calming down a bit but now I'm not so sure.