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2011 Château Bellevue Mondotte

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May 24, 2020 - $150

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RATINGS

95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

A thick, port-like, black/ruby/purple color is followed by a powerful, rich, exceptionally pure wine with stunning balance...this cuvee will undoubtedly last 30 or more.

93Wine Spectator

Aims high and hits the mark, offering flattering fruit and mouthfeel and ample length and definition. An impressive effort for the vintage.

PRODUCER

Château Bellevue Mondotte

Chateau Bellevue Mondotte is a Grand Cru estate of the St.-Emilion. At barely 5 acres the tiny estate produces only 4,000 bottles annually, and no second wine. It was purchased in 2001 by Gerard and Chantal Perse, a couple who also own Pavie, Pavie Decesse and Monbousquet. The wine is 90% Merlot has earned outstanding reviews from Robert M. Parker Jr. and others. Parker called the 2001 Bellevue Mondotte a “tour de force in winemaking.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.