2017 Chateau Bellevue Mondotte St. Emilion

$189.95
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A tiny estate of only 1.5 hectares, this is a little jewel box in 2017. Dunnuck loved its “fabulous notes of blueberries, flowers, and violets. One of the more broad, expansive, and sexy wines in the vintage, with terrific purity of fruit.” 

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
24 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1035894
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

There was no frost in the vineyard in 2017, due to its elevation. Deep garnet purple in color, the 2017 Bellevue Mondotte is composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal vibrant notes of crushed blackberries, warm plums, black raspberries and wild blueberries plus wafts of star anise, garrigue and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tension and intense blue and black fruit layers, framed by super firm, super ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing very long and earthy. Rating:97+

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Wine Enthusiast

This big, spicy wine has dark tannins and rich berry flavors. With its concentration, this wine from the plateau of Saint-Emilion offers structure, layers of black fruits and ripe acidity. Drink this wine from 2023. Vignobles Perse.

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Vinous

Powerful, dark and explosive, the 2017 Bellevue Mondotte bristles with the energy and tension that is such a signature of this tiny 1.5 hectare Saint-Émilion cru. Graphite, smoke, crème de cassis and menthol race out of the glass. As always, Bellevue Mondotte is a tannic, searing Saint-Émilion with bracing acids and tons of structure. It is also one of the most fascinating wines in Gérard Perse's lineup. – Antonio Galloni, Barrel Sample: 95-97

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Jeb Dunnuck

Based on 60% Merlot and 15% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, brought up in new barrels, the 2017 Bellevue Mondotte sports a deep, inky color as well as a seamless, seductive, opulent style that's rarely found in the vintage. Creme de cassis, cold iron, macerated cherries, and toasted spice as well as touch of chocolate give way to a massive, full-bodied, rounded 2017 that already offers tons of pleasure.

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Wine Spectator

Beautifully rendered, with a long beam of pure cassis and crushed plum fruit, flanked by subtle chalky minerality and backed by violet, anise and smoldering black tea notes. The sleek, lengthy finish pulls everything together with metronomic precision. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2038. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

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James Suckling

A chewy 2017 with lots of wet-earth and dark-berry character. Some bark, too. Full body, a medium center palate and a flavorful finish. Wait and see how it comes together. Barrel Sample: 92-93

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Decanter

Located right next to Pavie Decesse, this is gourmet and very good quality. It hangs on through the palate, offering dark choclate flavours, although a little less light and dark relief than with the Pavie Decesse. This is a vintage where the Perse team can go all out and the brakes come naturally. Drinking Window 2025 - 2042