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2016 Château Bellevue Mondotte

St-Emilion, grand cru classé

PRICE:
$150.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
12 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Bellevue Mondotte is magnificent in 2016. Stunningly rich and concentrated, with tremendous structure, the 2016 has so much to offer. Crème de cassis, raspberry jam, lavender, graphite, game, menthol and a whole rush of inky blue/purplish fruit emerge from this explosive, captivating Saint-Émilion. In 2016 Bellevue Mondotte balances sumptuousness with saline-infused energy and persistence. It is without question one of the truly great wines of the vintage." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2026-2041


"Deep purple-black, the 2016 Bellevue Mondotte has a dark, seductive, opulent nose of star anise, cumin seed, dried roses, incense and cedar chest over a core of plum preserves, baked blueberries, dates and Christmas cake plus hints of unsmoked cigars and tapenade. The full-bodied palate is a behemoth of fruit with a rock-solid frame to match, featuring firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and very spicy." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/29/2019)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2020-2048


"This almost pure merlot shows a solid core of dark berries and a hint of dark chocolate. Full-bodied, ripe and round with compact tannins. Extremely long and intentional. Gorgeous finish. Drink after 2025." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2025


"A very polished and frankly ripe style, with caressing cassis and creamed raspberry notes cruising through, infused with anise and warm licorice flavors that drape across the finish. Despite the obvious style, this has density without coming off as heavy, with a very long finish that lets the fruit sing. Will have fans for sure. Best from 2021 through 2035. 333 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2021-2035


"The 2016 Bellevue Mondotte has a heady, quite alcoholic bouquet, as I remarked when tasting it out of barrel, and it lacks the delineation and terroir expression of, say, Pavie Decesse or Pavie. The full-bodied palate offers firm grip, luscious ripe tannin and black cherries mixed with boysenberry jam and fig. The grippy finish is almost oppressive. This is a gargantuan Saint-Émilion – nothing new there – though I would like more precision on the luxuriant finish." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93+
Drink from: 2025-2055


"Blackish crimson. Sweet blackberry compôte plus cumin. Lots of flavour but awfully drying on the end. Maybe this will come right eventually but I'd prefer a wine that's capable of giving pleasure in youth too. Grating, grainy tannins." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/07/2017)

Rating: 16++
Drink from: 2028-2043


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