2005 Ch Bellevue Mondotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
06A5BELM _ 2005 - Ch Bellevue Mondotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Bellevue Mondotte
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2016 - 2028
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2005 - Ch Bellevue Mondotte Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Bellevue Mondotte
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2016 - 2028
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £5,582.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £465.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £4,620.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, June 2015, Score: 100

    Made up of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the opaque bluish/purple 2005 from Bellevue-Mondotte offers amazing chocolate espresso notes along with blueberry and blackberry liqueur, some incense and a hint of flowers. Full-bodied and staggeringly concentrated, this blockbuster wine (in a blockbuster vintage) is unreal. Talk about a wine that is beyond belief – this is a great achievement from Chantal and Gérard Perse. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. Sadly, there were only 340 or so cases produced.

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 99

    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 thisinky/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. This monumental St.-Emilion requires a decade of cellaring, but it should last for 4-5 decades. It will unquestionably be one of the vintage's immortals. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2035.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 96-100

    The ultimate garage estate (5 acres planted with 45-year-old Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a tiny amount of Cabernet Sauvignon), the 2005 Bellevue Mondotte was cropped at 15 hectoliters per hectare, which is amazing given the fact that there are 5,500 vines per hectare. The wine was given a 10-day cold soak as well as a 42-day maceration, fermentation in open top oak tanks, malolactic in barrel, and was aged 3 months on its lees. A 4,000-bottle cuvee of pure nectar, it boasts a dense purple color along with notes of spring flowers, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, cedar, incense, and spice. The flamboyant aromatics are followed by a wine of great distinction, huge richness, massive body, good acidity, and high tannin. The final blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc has resulted in a monumental wine that requires 8-10 years of cellaring; it should keep for 40+ years. Drink: 2015 - 2047.

  • Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 96-98+

    The quintessential garage wine, Bellevue Mondotte emerges from a five acre vineyard acquired by Chantal and Gerard Perse in 2002. Situated on pure limestone above the Perse’s two other vineyards, Pavie and Pavie Decesse, the average age of the vines is 45 years, and the blend tends to be dominated by Merlot (90%) with tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. A prodigious wine of extraordinary intensity, it differs from Pavie in that it is more open-knit, expansive, and ripe, and not as strikingly intense in minerality. Boasting colossal proportions, the inky/purple-hued 2005 reveals a sumptuous nose of creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, new saddle leather, and roasted meats. Dense, opulent, and voluptuous with high tannin, this tour de force in winemaking should be among the more precocious of Perse’s 2005s. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.


Château Bellevue Mondotte


St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.