Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: "An extraordinary effort in this vintage, this 2008 was made from lower yields than the 2010 (the 2008's equaled 20 hectoliters per hectare) and is a blend of 90% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that came in at 14% natural alcohol. Michel Rolland has been the consultant for all the Perse estates since their acquisition, and the 2008's fruit was harvested very late, October 20. The result is a backward, dense purple-colored wine revealing a crushed rock-like liqueur along with highly extracted, massive flavors of black currants, sweet cherries, licorice and toast." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte is revealed in the 21st century thanks to the intervention of Gerard Perse, owner of Chateau Pavie. On the plateau of Saint-Emilion, there are large estates that rub shoulders. Since 2001, the 2.5 hectares of vines of Bellevue-Mondotte have experienced the intervention of passionate winegrowers who take care with the greatest care of the king grape varieties of Bordeaux. Merlot, Cabernets, Franc and Sauvignon share a limestone terroir and enjoy an ideal geographical location.