2006, Bellevue Mondotte

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 95+

Drinking Dates: 2016-2046

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 25-Feb-2009

Even in a vintage such as 2003 there are wines that are youthful, unevolved and still in need of bottle age. The 2003 Bellevue Mondotte is one of those wines. From a tiny (5 acres) estate owned by Gerard Perse, this blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits youthful aromas of blue and black fruits, chalk dust, lead pencil shavings and Christmas fruitcake. Full, ripe and moderately tannic, it requires another 3-5 years of bottle age and could turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, lasting another 25-30 years.