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2009 Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte Saint-Emilion (in magnum)
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95(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012

(90% merlot with 5% each cabernet franc and sauvignon):  Deep ruby.  Superripe, slightly inky aromas of blueberry liqueur and violet.  Like liquid silk in the mouth, but with surprisingly firm acidity leavening the wine's sweetness and giving shape to its blue and black fruit flavors.  A compellingly rich, thick wine with palate-staining length and the tannic clout to support at least a couple decades of positive evolution in bottle.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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