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Château Bellevue Mondotte

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2021
94
One of the darker colored wines of the vintage opens with espresso, chocolate, flowers, black cherries, blueberries, plums. The palate is even better due to all of its layers of chocolate-coated cherries, licorice, espresso, and crushed rock characteristics. The finish, with its strong, salty edge lingers. Produced from 100% old, vine Merlot, this is final vintage for Bellevue-Mondotte as the vines were integrated into Chateau Pavie the following year. Drink from 2026-2052.

One of the darker colored wines of the vintage opens with espresso, chocolate, flowers, black cherries, blueberries, plums. The palate is even better due to all of its layers of chocolate-coated cherries, licorice, espresso, and crushed rock characteristics. The finish, with its strong, salty edge lingers. Produced from 100% old, vine Merlot, this is final vintage for Bellevue-Mondotte as the vines were integrated into Chateau Pavie the following year. Drink from 2026-2052.

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Deeply colored, the wine already expresses flowers, minerals, dark red pit fruits, licorice and cocoa. On the palate, there is freshness, energy, ripe, dark berries, sweetness to fruits and salinity. There is a good concentration and depth of flavor. The fruits are juicy, ripe and sweet, with blackberries, citrus and cocoa with a touch of spice in the endnote. This is the second vintage produced from 100% old vine Merlot. 14.81% ABV. Drink from 2026-2050. 93-95

Deeply colored, the wine already expresses flowers, minerals, dark red pit fruits, licorice and cocoa. On the palate, there is freshness, energy, ripe, dark berries, sweetness to fruits and salinity. There is a good concentration and depth of flavor. The fruits are juicy, ripe and sweet, with blackberries, citrus and cocoa with a touch of spice in the endnote. This is the second vintage produced from 100% old vine Merlot. 14.81% ABV. Drink from 2026-2050. 93-95

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2020
97
Produced from 100% old vine Merlot, the black, and purple color alone tells you this is going to offer a deep, tasting experience. The wine is intense, full-bodied, deep, long, and opulent, providing seamless layers of chocolate-covered blackberries, black cherries, plums, and espresso. Yet, with all this depth of flavor, everything is balanced, harmonious, long, and hedonistic. The finish offers to lift, purity, and velvet-textured tannins that coat your palate stains your teeth, and doesn't relinquish their hold on you for more than 50 seconds, leaving you with waves of rich plums, and black cherries with tones of crushed rocks, and stones in the endnote. However, it is not easy to find as only 350 cases, give or take were produced. Drink from 2027-2055.

Produced from 100% old vine Merlot, the black, and purple color alone tells you this is going to offer a deep, tasting experience. The wine is intense, full-bodied, deep, long, and opulent, providing seamless layers of chocolate-covered blackberries, black cherries, plums, and espresso. Yet, with all this depth of flavor, everything is balanced, harmonious, long, and hedonistic. The finish offers to lift, purity, and velvet-textured tannins that coat your palate stains your teeth, and doesn't relinquish their hold on you for more than 50 seconds, leaving you with waves of rich plums, and black cherries with tones of crushed rocks, and stones in the endnote. However, it is not easy to find as only 350 cases, give or take were produced. Drink from 2027-2055.

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Almost opaque in color, the wine is equally dark on the palate with its blackberry, black plum and chocolate profile. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and dense, the wine coats your palate, stains your teeth and doesn't relinquish its hold on you for at least 60 seconds, leaving you with waves of opulent, velvet-drenched plums and black cherries. Hedonistic and intense, with a salty, mineralistic, chocolate-tinged, plummy finish, this is a unique style of wine that needs to be tasted. And it needs to be aged for at least 12-15 years due to its intensity. However, it is not easy to find as only 350 cases, give or take were produced. This is the first vintage made from 100% old vine Merlot. 14.81% ABV. 97-99 Pts

Almost opaque in color, the wine is equally dark on the palate with its blackberry, black plum and chocolate profile. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and dense, the wine coats your palate, stains your teeth and doesn't relinquish its hold on you for at least 60 seconds, leaving you with waves of opulent, velvet-drenched plums and black cherries. Hedonistic and intense, with a salty, mineralistic, chocolate-tinged, plummy finish, this is a unique style of wine that needs to be tasted. And it needs to be aged for at least 12-15 years due to its intensity. However, it is not easy to find as only 350 cases, give or take were produced. This is the first vintage made from 100% old vine Merlot. 14.81% ABV. 97-99 Pts

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2019
96
Opaque in color, initially you notice flowers, licorice, black plums, cherries, blueberries, chocolate, and espresso, though they take a bit of coaxing to come out. The wine is full-bodied, rich, deep and intense. The finish coats your palate with layers of dark fruits along with crushed stones and a background note of cocoa that lingers with a dash of salt at the end. Drink from 2030-2050.

Opaque in color, initially you notice flowers, licorice, black plums, cherries, blueberries, chocolate, and espresso, though they take a bit of coaxing to come out. The wine is full-bodied, rich, deep and intense. The finish coats your palate with layers of dark fruits along with crushed stones and a background note of cocoa that lingers with a dash of salt at the end. Drink from 2030-2050.

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Dark, with purple accents, but not quite opaque, the wine is full-bodied, rich, deep and intense. There is power, length and purity, yet nothing is too much, everything is working in balance here. The fruit is dark, the tannins and polished finish really stick for close to 50 seconds. 95-97 Pts

Dark, with purple accents, but not quite opaque, the wine is full-bodied, rich, deep and intense. There is power, length and purity, yet nothing is too much, everything is working in balance here. The fruit is dark, the tannins and polished finish really stick for close to 50 seconds. 95-97 Pts

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2018
97
Intensely mineral driven, here you find crushed rock, stone and oceanic influences on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, dense and intense with a wealth of ripe, dark red and black pit fruits, give this full-bodied, intense, concentrated, rich, tannic, youthful wine at least a decade in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine is made with 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Intensely mineral driven, here you find crushed rock, stone and oceanic influences on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, dense and intense with a wealth of ripe, dark red and black pit fruits, give this full-bodied, intense, concentrated, rich, tannic, youthful wine at least a decade in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine is made with 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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On the floral and licorice side, the wine is ostentatious, fleshy, full-bodied, opulent and powerful. With fabulous viscosity, density, length and power, the fruit, rocks and crushed stones get you hooked as it coats your palate. This is not a shy wine. It is big, powerful and comes with a massive wall of fruit, stones and tannin. The finish keeps on going with its powerful, flamboyant character. This is not a wine to enjoy young. So be prepared to cellar it for close to a decade before popping a bottle. The wine is made with 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 96-98 Pts

On the floral and licorice side, the wine is ostentatious, fleshy, full-bodied, opulent and powerful. With fabulous viscosity, density, length and power, the fruit, rocks and crushed stones get you hooked as it coats your palate. This is not a shy wine. It is big, powerful and comes with a massive wall of fruit, stones and tannin. The finish keeps on going with its powerful, flamboyant character. This is not a wine to enjoy young. So be prepared to cellar it for close to a decade before popping a bottle. The wine is made with 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 96-98 Pts

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2017
95
Smoky black and blue fruit, licorice and spice box allure create the aromatic profile. Deep in color with a supple texture and ripe, sweet, opulent plums, this wine finishes with a spicy, mineral character sustaining the plethora of ready fruit. Produced from a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.47. Yields were quite low at only 16 hectoliters per hectare this vintage.

Smoky black and blue fruit, licorice and spice box allure create the aromatic profile. Deep in color with a supple texture and ripe, sweet, opulent plums, this wine finishes with a spicy, mineral character sustaining the plethora of ready fruit. Produced from a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14.5% ABV with a pH of 3.47. Yields were quite low at only 16 hectoliters per hectare this vintage.

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2016
97
Opaque in color, the wine is powerful, mineral-driven and intense. There is a real depth of flavor with waves of ripe fruit, crushed rocks, oyster shell, smoke, espresso, licorice and chocolate. Patience is going to be a virtue here as the wine insists on at least 10-15 years before it will be ready to strut its stuff.

Opaque in color, the wine is powerful, mineral-driven and intense. There is a real depth of flavor with waves of ripe fruit, crushed rocks, oyster shell, smoke, espresso, licorice and chocolate. Patience is going to be a virtue here as the wine insists on at least 10-15 years before it will be ready to strut its stuff.

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A deep shade, smoky and mineral driven with dark, ripe plums that remain on your palate for at least 60 seconds. This is focused, elongated and the fruit is pristine. The sensation of salt and rocks really pulls through here. This is a wine to cellar for a decade or so; it will be well worth the wait.

A deep shade, smoky and mineral driven with dark, ripe plums that remain on your palate for at least 60 seconds. This is focused, elongated and the fruit is pristine. The sensation of salt and rocks really pulls through here. This is a wine to cellar for a decade or so; it will be well worth the wait.

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2015
97
There is a purity of fruit here, that you cannot help but be wowed by. The wine is powerful, big, concentrated and takes over your palate. Yet, it is in perfect balance, which is hard to figure out how they managed to do that. The wine sticks with you for close to 50 seconds. .

There is a purity of fruit here, that you cannot help but be wowed by. The wine is powerful, big, concentrated and takes over your palate. Yet, it is in perfect balance, which is hard to figure out how they managed to do that. The wine sticks with you for close to 50 seconds. .

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Inky in tint with oyster shell, florals and black and blue fruit perfume, this wine is a bit like Beyonce -- incredibly rich, lush, sensuous and polished with a blast of ripe, dense fruits in the finish.

Inky in tint with oyster shell, florals and black and blue fruit perfume, this wine is a bit like Beyonce -- incredibly rich, lush, sensuous and polished with a blast of ripe, dense fruits in the finish.

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2014
94
Flowers, cherry and stone on the nose, this wine is a continuous wave of concentrated, fresh cherries being crushed atop of a block of ancient limestone. This will need time. Produced from a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.8% ABV with a pH of 3.52. Yields were only 20 hectoliters per hectare. 93-95 Pts

Flowers, cherry and stone on the nose, this wine is a continuous wave of concentrated, fresh cherries being crushed atop of a block of ancient limestone. This will need time. Produced from a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.8% ABV with a pH of 3.52. Yields were only 20 hectoliters per hectare. 93-95 Pts

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2013
93
One of the deepest colored wines of the vintage, with notes of licorice, espresso, black cherry and toast, the wine has a polished texture in its tannic black and blue fruit finish. Produced from miniscule yields of only 9 hectoliters per hectare, this is a very strong wine for the vintage. The wine is aging in 100% new French new oak. The wine reached 13.3% ABV with a pH of 3.37. 93-94Pts

One of the deepest colored wines of the vintage, with notes of licorice, espresso, black cherry and toast, the wine has a polished texture in its tannic black and blue fruit finish. Produced from miniscule yields of only 9 hectoliters per hectare, this is a very strong wine for the vintage. The wine is aging in 100% new French new oak. The wine reached 13.3% ABV with a pH of 3.37. 93-94Pts

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2012
94
With a deep shade of ruby, the wine is packed with fennel, crushed stone, flowers, espresso and ripe dark and red berries. Concentrated, rich and supple, the wine ends with ripe, juicy, sweet and polished plums and oak. 93-95 Pts

With a deep shade of ruby, the wine is packed with fennel, crushed stone, flowers, espresso and ripe dark and red berries. Concentrated, rich and supple, the wine ends with ripe, juicy, sweet and polished plums and oak. 93-95 Pts

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2011
94
Smoke, truffle, fennel, cocoa and dark cherry aromas lead to a plush, silky, soft wine with a lot of intensity and minerality for the vintage. Give this a few years to develop and it should be even better.

Smoke, truffle, fennel, cocoa and dark cherry aromas lead to a plush, silky, soft wine with a lot of intensity and minerality for the vintage. Give this a few years to develop and it should be even better.

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Deep in color with flowers, stone, blackberry liqueur, coffee, caramel, plum, chocolate mint and smoke, the wine is fleshy, big, dense and concentrated with layers of ripe dark berries. There is a lot of tannin, minerality and oak in the finish. This wine will require time to develop and come together. 92-94 Pts

Deep in color with flowers, stone, blackberry liqueur, coffee, caramel, plum, chocolate mint and smoke, the wine is fleshy, big, dense and concentrated with layers of ripe dark berries. There is a lot of tannin, minerality and oak in the finish. This wine will require time to develop and come together. 92-94 Pts

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2010
96
Coffee, licorice, smoke, oak, wet earth and blackberry liqueur scents flood your glass. Deep in color, the wine is powerful, rich and clearly expresses its limestone terroirs. There is a polish to the tannins, and an elegance to the powerful, ripe black fruits. But make no mistake, this is a wine to lay down. It is not going to be fun to taste for at least a decade or more.

Coffee, licorice, smoke, oak, wet earth and blackberry liqueur scents flood your glass. Deep in color, the wine is powerful, rich and clearly expresses its limestone terroirs. There is a polish to the tannins, and an elegance to the powerful, ripe black fruits. But make no mistake, this is a wine to lay down. It is not going to be fun to taste for at least a decade or more.

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Deep in color, licorice, stone, smoke, coffee and jammy dark berries pop from the glass. This thick, rich, intense, fresh, mouth filling St. Emilion ends with a long, pure, minerality based opulent, spice and plum liqueur finish. 95-96 Pts

Deep in color, licorice, stone, smoke, coffee and jammy dark berries pop from the glass. This thick, rich, intense, fresh, mouth filling St. Emilion ends with a long, pure, minerality based opulent, spice and plum liqueur finish. 95-96 Pts

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2009
97
Inky in color, the wine is packed and stacked with layers of dark fruits, crushed stone, licorice, coffee bean and opulent textures. Full bodied, concentrated, long, powerful and intense, the wine is not close to maturity. You should hang on to this hard to find wine for at least 7-8 years. But it is going to be worth the wait.

Inky in color, the wine is packed and stacked with layers of dark fruits, crushed stone, licorice, coffee bean and opulent textures. Full bodied, concentrated, long, powerful and intense, the wine is not close to maturity. You should hang on to this hard to find wine for at least 7-8 years. But it is going to be worth the wait.

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Opaque in color, with aromas of crushed rocks, blueberry, espresso and jammy black fruit; this fat, dense, intensely concentrated multi-layered, low acid St. Emilion wine was made to order for hedonists.

Opaque in color, with aromas of crushed rocks, blueberry, espresso and jammy black fruit; this fat, dense, intensely concentrated multi-layered, low acid St. Emilion wine was made to order for hedonists.

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2009 Bellevue Mondotte is inky black. Blackberry, blueberry, spice rack, jam, smoke, and stone quarry aromas waft from the glass. Thick and dense, and filled with rich, round, concentrated layers of lush fruit, this intense wine has the texture of crushed velvet and silk, and a powerful, jammy berry finish. 96-98 Pts

2009 Bellevue Mondotte is inky black. Blackberry, blueberry, spice rack, jam, smoke, and stone quarry aromas waft from the glass. Thick and dense, and filled with rich, round, concentrated layers of lush fruit, this intense wine has the texture of crushed velvet and silk, and a powerful, jammy berry finish. 96-98 Pts

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2008
94
Fleshy and flashy, with layers of ripe, deep, dark fruits that stick with you. At 10 years of age, the wine is still young, concentrated and tannic, needing at least another 5-10 more years to soften and develop. But it is going to be worth the wait.

Fleshy and flashy, with layers of ripe, deep, dark fruits that stick with you. At 10 years of age, the wine is still young, concentrated and tannic, needing at least another 5-10 more years to soften and develop. But it is going to be worth the wait.

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08 Château Bellevue Mondotte. This producer turned out a whopping 450 cases in 2008. This deep, ink colored elixir displays blackberry, truffle, coffee, smoke, and mineral notes in the perfume. The palate enjoys being slathered in layers of rich, ripe, blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry flavors. The pure, velvety, decadent finish remains for over 40 seconds. 94-97 Pts

08 Château Bellevue Mondotte. This producer turned out a whopping 450 cases in 2008. This deep, ink colored elixir displays blackberry, truffle, coffee, smoke, and mineral notes in the perfume. The palate enjoys being slathered in layers of rich, ripe, blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry flavors. The pure, velvety, decadent finish remains for over 40 seconds. 94-97 Pts

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2007
92
No need to hold off any longer. Pop and pour brings out the sweet, plum, licorice, smoke and coffee notes. The texture shows a lush quality,with a dark, plum finish and the sensations of of dusty tannins.

No need to hold off any longer. Pop and pour brings out the sweet, plum, licorice, smoke and coffee notes. The texture shows a lush quality,with a dark, plum finish and the sensations of of dusty tannins.

3,924 Views   Tasted
2006
94
Still holding on to its dark color, the wine is deep, rich and intense. There is a sweetness to fruit and a lot of crushed rock sensations in the powerful, intense finish. Give this 5-10 more years and this should be a super wine.

Still holding on to its dark color, the wine is deep, rich and intense. There is a sweetness to fruit and a lot of crushed rock sensations in the powerful, intense finish. Give this 5-10 more years and this should be a super wine.

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2005
98
Inky in color, the wine is full bodied, intense, dense and concentrated with multiple layers of ripe, sweet, black fruits, crushed rocks, licorice, smoke and espresso. Still young, the texture really grabs you in the lingering finish.

Inky in color, the wine is full bodied, intense, dense and concentrated with multiple layers of ripe, sweet, black fruits, crushed rocks, licorice, smoke and espresso. Still young, the texture really grabs you in the lingering finish.

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Explosive aromatics of truffle, crushed stone, wet earth and ripe fruits open to an intense mineral driven, powerful, concentrated wine that remains on your palate for close to 50 seconds! This is intense, long, expansive and pure, but so very young. It will be better in 10, 20, or 30 years!

Explosive aromatics of truffle, crushed stone, wet earth and ripe fruits open to an intense mineral driven, powerful, concentrated wine that remains on your palate for close to 50 seconds! This is intense, long, expansive and pure, but so very young. It will be better in 10, 20, or 30 years!

7,953 Views   Tasted
Inky and opaque in color. Minerals paired with licorice and sweet, ripe dark berries offer an intense perfume. Full bodied, concentrated and intense, the long finish ended with an ocean of velvet laced black cherries that seems to last forever.

Inky and opaque in color. Minerals paired with licorice and sweet, ripe dark berries offer an intense perfume. Full bodied, concentrated and intense, the long finish ended with an ocean of velvet laced black cherries that seems to last forever.

8,933 Views   Tasted
2004
94
This could be the most intense and concentrated wine of the vintage. Youthful, fleshy, intense, lush and opulent, the wine delivers layers of licorice, espresso, black cherry, truffle and stone in every decadent sniff and sip.

This could be the most intense and concentrated wine of the vintage. Youthful, fleshy, intense, lush and opulent, the wine delivers layers of licorice, espresso, black cherry, truffle and stone in every decadent sniff and sip.

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One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Produced from yields of just 15 hectoliters per hectare, the wine, while still young is starting to become civilized with its licorice, black cherry, plum liqueur, earth, espresso bean and spicy perfume. Rich, full bodied, smooth and supple, the plush, polished, opulent finish leaves an impression of ripe, juicy, chocolate covered plums, earth and kirsch.

One of the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Produced from yields of just 15 hectoliters per hectare, the wine, while still young is starting to become civilized with its licorice, black cherry, plum liqueur, earth, espresso bean and spicy perfume. Rich, full bodied, smooth and supple, the plush, polished, opulent finish leaves an impression of ripe, juicy, chocolate covered plums, earth and kirsch.

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2003
95
With just a few weeks to go before its 20th birthday, the wine has shed its former, oaky shell, which has been replaced by waves of ripe, lush, opulent fruits, crushed stone, smoke, licorice, and black cherries. Drink from 2022-2035.

With just a few weeks to go before its 20th birthday, the wine has shed its former, oaky shell, which has been replaced by waves of ripe, lush, opulent fruits, crushed stone, smoke, licorice, and black cherries. Drink from 2022-2035.

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Voluptuous, rich, powerful, full-bodied, concentrated, lushly textured wine that delivers an ocean of ripe, black cherries, plums, blackberries, licorice, smoke, crushed stone and espresso on the nose and palate. No sensation of overripeness, heat, or jam, but the finish still shows oak as part of its character. This is a good time to be drinking this, if you have a bottle or two in your cellar. A brief 30 minute decant was all it needed.

Voluptuous, rich, powerful, full-bodied, concentrated, lushly textured wine that delivers an ocean of ripe, black cherries, plums, blackberries, licorice, smoke, crushed stone and espresso on the nose and palate. No sensation of overripeness, heat, or jam, but the finish still shows oak as part of its character. This is a good time to be drinking this, if you have a bottle or two in your cellar. A brief 30 minute decant was all it needed.

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Deep in color, with lightening at the edges, the wine is powerful, concentrated and deep. There is an intense mineral element to the layers of perfectly ripe, exotic fruits. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Unlike many 2003 wines, this will enjoy a long life.

Deep in color, with lightening at the edges, the wine is powerful, concentrated and deep. There is an intense mineral element to the layers of perfectly ripe, exotic fruits. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Unlike many 2003 wines, this will enjoy a long life.

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Smoke, caramel, coffee bean, blackberry liqueur, flowers, earth and tobacco open the perfume. This is so packed with fruit, tasters need to decide if they should eat it or drink it. The finish must last for more than 60 seconds with its endless array of dense layers of plum, blackberry and cassis.

Smoke, caramel, coffee bean, blackberry liqueur, flowers, earth and tobacco open the perfume. This is so packed with fruit, tasters need to decide if they should eat it or drink it. The finish must last for more than 60 seconds with its endless array of dense layers of plum, blackberry and cassis.

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Licorice, coffee bean, truffle, chocolate and black raspberry liqueur scents open to a flashy, fleshy, fun, full bodied wine that is a joy to drink. Still incredibly young, this is an intensely concentrated, lush, mineral driven, hedonistic St. Emilion.

Licorice, coffee bean, truffle, chocolate and black raspberry liqueur scents open to a flashy, fleshy, fun, full bodied wine that is a joy to drink. Still incredibly young, this is an intensely concentrated, lush, mineral driven, hedonistic St. Emilion.

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Still deep, ruby in color, incense, smoke, black and blue fruits, licorice, mineral, coffee, caramel and truffle aromas, layers of fat, sexy, plush, ripe, polished, sweet and opulently textured fruit is found in the finish. This is developing into a beautiful St. Emilion. Give it a few more years for the tannins to continue melting away.

Still deep, ruby in color, incense, smoke, black and blue fruits, licorice, mineral, coffee, caramel and truffle aromas, layers of fat, sexy, plush, ripe, polished, sweet and opulently textured fruit is found in the finish. This is developing into a beautiful St. Emilion. Give it a few more years for the tannins to continue melting away.

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The incredibly inky, purple, black robe is as dark as night. Aromatics of melted blackberry liqueur with doses of coffee, cinnamon, licorice, blueberries and chocolate. The palate is thrilled as this amazingly concentrated, opulent wine spills over your senses. This is incredibly rich and sexy juice. The finish gives a text book example of plush. Still young with a big future ahead, when this wine matures, it's will offer an unbelievable tasting experience. This is the third time I've tasted this wine and each time it reminds me of 00 Pavie. I popped and poured the wine allowing it to develop in the decanter and glass for several hours. With air, it kept getting better and better. This is definitely sex in a bottle!

The incredibly inky, purple, black robe is as dark as night. Aromatics of melted blackberry liqueur with doses of coffee, cinnamon, licorice, blueberries and chocolate. The palate is thrilled as this amazingly concentrated, opulent wine spills over your senses. This is incredibly rich and sexy juice. The finish gives a text book example of plush. Still young with a big future ahead, when this wine matures, it's will offer an unbelievable tasting experience. This is the third time I've tasted this wine and each time it reminds me of 00 Pavie. I popped and poured the wine allowing it to develop in the decanter and glass for several hours. With air, it kept getting better and better. This is definitely sex in a bottle!

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The perfume smells like molten, liquefied, blackberry liqueur with doses of coffee, cinnamon, licorice, blueberries and mocha. On the palate, this amazingly concentrated wine is so opulent, it's hard to believe. This is incredibly rich and sexy juice. Next to decadence in the new Websters, they have a picture of 03 Bellevue Mondotte. The finish is very, very plush.

The perfume smells like molten, liquefied, blackberry liqueur with doses of coffee, cinnamon, licorice, blueberries and mocha. On the palate, this amazingly concentrated wine is so opulent, it's hard to believe. This is incredibly rich and sexy juice. Next to decadence in the new Websters, they have a picture of 03 Bellevue Mondotte. The finish is very, very plush.

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2001
90
Medium bodied, elegant charmer, with a ripe, sweet, fresh plum, oak, earth, stone, licorice and floral character. Clearly, ready to drink and to deliver pleasure, this is not a wine with long term aging prospects. But it is a perfect charmer today.

Medium bodied, elegant charmer, with a ripe, sweet, fresh plum, oak, earth, stone, licorice and floral character. Clearly, ready to drink and to deliver pleasure, this is not a wine with long term aging prospects. But it is a perfect charmer today.

3,247 Views   Tasted
Rich, fat, concentrated and packed with sweet, ripe, lusciously textured, black and blue fruits, along with a nose of licorice, smoke, caramel, plum liqueur and wet earth. This is one of the younger tasting 2001 Right Bank wines. It has potential to improve.

Rich, fat, concentrated and packed with sweet, ripe, lusciously textured, black and blue fruits, along with a nose of licorice, smoke, caramel, plum liqueur and wet earth. This is one of the younger tasting 2001 Right Bank wines. It has potential to improve.

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This wine continues to flesh out. The textures are softer, the wine feels fatter, yet with more velvety, sensuous qualities, since I last tasted it. Full bodied, potent and rich, with a true, licorice, black cherry, chocolate and plum personality. This should be very long lived for a 2001.

This wine continues to flesh out. The textures are softer, the wine feels fatter, yet with more velvety, sensuous qualities, since I last tasted it. Full bodied, potent and rich, with a true, licorice, black cherry, chocolate and plum personality. This should be very long lived for a 2001.

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The wine is not for the oak averse, as strong notes of espresso bean and coconut remain. On the positive side, which overshadows the oak, the wine is fresh, youthful, concentrated, opulently textured and delivers a core of ripe and very ripe, boysenberry, blackberry and dark cherries, complicated by licorice, earth and blue fruits. You can drink this now, or age it for another 5 years.

The wine is not for the oak averse, as strong notes of espresso bean and coconut remain. On the positive side, which overshadows the oak, the wine is fresh, youthful, concentrated, opulently textured and delivers a core of ripe and very ripe, boysenberry, blackberry and dark cherries, complicated by licorice, earth and blue fruits. You can drink this now, or age it for another 5 years.

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Coffee bean, licorice, blackberry, boysenberry, stone, charcoal and tar create the complex fragrance. Rich, thick and concentrated with ripe, blackberry and cocoa, the wine ends with chocolate covered blackberry. Over the past few years, the wine seems to have exchanged some of its exuberant fruit for more minerality. Subsequent vintages offer even more concentration of fruit, but with more purity as well.

Coffee bean, licorice, blackberry, boysenberry, stone, charcoal and tar create the complex fragrance. Rich, thick and concentrated with ripe, blackberry and cocoa, the wine ends with chocolate covered blackberry. Over the past few years, the wine seems to have exchanged some of its exuberant fruit for more minerality. Subsequent vintages offer even more concentration of fruit, but with more purity as well.

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Opaque in color. Thick, rich, and deeply concentrated with layers of fat, sexy, ripe, black fruit, jam, licorice, blue fruit, vanilla, herbs and spices. Mouth filling textures are the hallmark of the wine at this stage. This is packed and stacked with pure ripe fruit.

Opaque in color. Thick, rich, and deeply concentrated with layers of fat, sexy, ripe, black fruit, jam, licorice, blue fruit, vanilla, herbs and spices. Mouth filling textures are the hallmark of the wine at this stage. This is packed and stacked with pure ripe fruit.

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