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2014 Bellevue Mondotte

Bellevue Mondotte

91Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

The 2014 Bellevue Mondotte was quite a difficult wine to pin down out of barrel (as is often the case, truth be told). Now in bottle, it displays a very voluminous and generous bouquet with ample black cherries, creme de cassis and vanilla pod aromas, the new oak still very much evident. The palate is full-bodied with thick chewy tannin that exert a vice-like grip in the mouth. This must be the most powerful and intense Saint Emilion of the vintage: heady, hedonistic, opulent and perhaps a bit garish. Yet there is purity here and the oak is in sync with the fruit. You can feel some warmth on the finish, but it conveys a sense of focus. It is dwarfed by the 2014 Pavie, but those that like "a lot of wine in their wine" will prefer the Bellevue Mondotte. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 91/100

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