2006 Bellevue Mondotte Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • ST 92

Reviews for 2006 Bellevue Mondotte Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
95+ This tiny 5-acre vineyard with nearly 50-year old vines produces only 4000 bottles from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The broodingly tannic backward 2006 is remarkably concentrated pure and deep. It is... 95+ This tiny 5-acre vineyard with nearly 50-year old vines produces only 4000 bottles from a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The broodingly tannic backward 2006 is remarkably concentrated pure and deep. It is an amazing tour de force in winemaking but like nearly all the Perse 2006s it is a massively built vin de garde with no compromises meant for serious connoisseurs and long-term cellaring. Forget it for 7-8 years and drink it over the following 25-30.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2009
Displays intense aromas of bright fruit and fresh flowers with hints of just picked herbs. Full-bodied with vanilla berry and cherry character and chewy tannins. A solid wine. Best after 2012. -JS
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2009
92+ Deep, bright ruby. Flamboyant nose combines liquid graphite, tropical dark chocolate, licorice, violet and roasted oak. Dense and powerful if a bit youthfully musclebound, even monolithic, with superconcentrated dark... 92+ Deep, bright ruby. Flamboyant nose combines liquid graphite, tropical dark chocolate, licorice, violet and roasted oak. Dense and powerful if a bit youthfully musclebound, even monolithic, with superconcentrated dark fruit and chocolate liqueur flavors. This very full wine showed a lusher texture with air, with a total absence of any rough edges. Finishes with big, chewy, spreading tannins that reach the front teeth. A rock-solid and very impressive young Saint-Emilion that needs at least five years to burn off some of its baby fat.