Bellevue Mondotte 2020

Bellevue Mondotte 2020

Region: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

Blend: 100% Merlot



The 2020 Bellevue Mondotte, crafted entirely from Merlot and aged in 90% new French oak barriques, is a spectacle of opulence and depth. Cloaked in an impenetrable purple-black hue, the wine entrances with an extravagant bouquet. Plum preserves, blackberry compote, and blueberry pie aromas intertwine with nuances of hoisin, Chinese five spice, and a hint of camphor, underscored by delicate dried rose petals. On the palate, this seductive and concentrated wine unfolds layers of black and blue fruit preserves, adorned with exotic spices. Firm, ripe, and rounded tannins provide a structured foundation, while an infusion of fantastic freshness adds vibrancy. The epically long finish leaves an indelible impression, its fragrant allure lingering with a captivating persistence. The 2020 Bellevue Mondotte is a masterpiece that resonates with the richness and finesse of its terroir.

Robert Parker - (96-98) Points

"The 2020 Bellevue Mondotte is made from 100% Merlot, with an alcohol of 14.92% and a pH of 3.54. It is aging in French oak barriques, 90% new. Displaying an opaque purple-black color, it sashays out of the glass with flamboyant notes of plum preserves, blackberry compote and blueberry pie, plus hints of hoisin, Chinese five spice and camphor with a touch of dried rose petals. The concentrated, seductive, full-bodied palate delivers layer upon layer of black and blue fruit preserves, accented by exotic spices and supported with firm, ripe, rounded tannins plus fantastic freshness. The finish is epically long and achingly fragrant. Wow!"

Antonio Galloni - (95-97) Points

"The 2020 Bellevue Mondotte is a dark, brooding Saint-Émilion, from just two hectares of vineyards. Graphite, gravel, scorched earth, inky dark fruit, chocolate and cloves stain the palate. Deep and explosive, with tremendous energy, the Bellevue Mondotte is magnificent and also one of the most distinctive wines in the appellation. In 2020, it’s 100% Merlot, as the small parcels of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that once were used here have been budded over to Merlot. What a wine!"