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2008 Château Bellevue Mondotte

St-Emilion, grand cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$169.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
9 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #194
(WA, 05/01/2011)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2019-2049


"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." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2011)

Rating: 94


"90% Cabernet, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Rich, sweet dark damsons. Savoury, spicy. Very, very firm but not hard. Mouth-gripping at this point but has the fruit layer to fill it out in time." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/13/2009)

Rating: 17+


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