2008 Bellevue Mondotte Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2008 Bellevue Mondotte Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
An extraordinary effort in this vintage this 2008 was made from lower yields than the 2010 (the 2008's equaled 20 hectoliters per hectare) and is a blend of 90% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon... An extraordinary effort in this vintage this 2008 was made from lower yields than the 2010 (the 2008's equaled 20 hectoliters per hectare) and is a blend of 90% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that came in at 14% natural alcohol. Michel Rolland has been the consultant for all the Perse estates since their acquisition and the 2008's fruit was harvested very late October 20. The result is a backward dense purple-colored wine revealing a crushed rock-like liqueur along with highly extracted massive flavors of black currants sweet cherries licorice and toast. This full-bodied effort requires 5-6 years of bottle age and should last for 25-30 years. 95+
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Saturated ruby. Musky aromas of dark fruits, coffee, mocha, chocolate and potpourri spices. Concentrated but classically dry, offering no easy sweetness today in spite of its great ripeness. Lush and deep but also... Saturated ruby. Musky aromas of dark fruits, coffee, mocha, chocolate and potpourri spices. Concentrated but classically dry, offering no easy sweetness today in spite of its great ripeness. Lush and deep but also quite penetrating. Perhaps most impressive today on the palate-staining back end, which features huge, broad tannins and a chewy impression of solidity.