Château Bellevue Mondotte St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$429

This tiny gem of a property, cropped at 15 hectoliters per hectare, is composed of 5 acres of 45-year old Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a tiny parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has produced one of the vintage's most compelling wines in 2005. Sadly, there are only 4,000 bottles of this inky/purple-hued St.-Emilion. It boasts an extraordinary perfume of graphite, blackberries, cassis, and sweet kirsch intermixed with notes of incense, spice box, licorice, and subtle wood. Stunningly rich with full body, zesty acidity, and high but velvety tannins, the final blend is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jennifer Williams Delectable Pro

Partner/Winemaker Zeitgeist, Winemaker Spottswoode Winery

So much structure! Ripe and rich.

So much structure! Ripe and rich.

9.0

John Wight Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

Funky, weird and hot, almost stewed

Funky, weird and hot, almost stewed

6.9

Kimberly Anderson

Unicorn Wine. 2005 vintage. Scents of lilac and blackberry. Sleek and lithe for 14 years old. Blackberry preserves, leather. Still has many years to evolve!

Unicorn Wine. 2005 vintage. Scents of lilac and blackberry. Sleek and lithe for 14 years old. Blackberry preserves, leather. Still has many years to evolve!

9.3

John A

Still youthful...I am not sure about the other ratings or experiences, but this wine was full of dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee/espresso. Saving my last bottle for at least 3-5 more years

Still youthful...I am not sure about the other ratings or experiences, but this wine was full of dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee/espresso. Saving my last bottle for at least 3-5 more years

9.4

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