Bellevue Mondotte 2008 375ml

Bellevue Mondotte 2008 375ml

Region: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Blend: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon



The 2008 vintage of Chateau Bellevue Mondotte boasts a brilliant and intense violet color. Its aroma is clean and direct, with a spicy note that evokes the ripening of the grapes under the sun. There are also delightful fragrances of cedar and exotic wood that provide great pleasure. On the palate, the wine is still firm, tight, and direct, with a smooth and soft structure that envelops the balanced tannins. The finish is fleshy, round, and fresh, showcasing the wine's generous nature. The retro-olfactive aromas of roasted coffee and fine tobacco reveal the wine's attractive personality. With another five to eight years of aging, this vintage will display a surprising freshness, reaching its full potential.

Robert Parker - 95+ Points

"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."

Antonio Galloni - 94 Points

"(90% merlot with 5% each cabernet franc and sauvignon): 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."