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2012 Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte Saint-Emilion
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2012 Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte Saint-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2013

Saturated ruby.  At once bright and ripe on the nose, showing oak-driven aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice, all lifted by a perfumed violet note.  Then bright and creamy on the palate, with plush flavors of sweet dark fruits and spices.  Finishes with harmonious building tannins and lingering notes of violet and cocoa.  This struck me as one of the least over-extracted Bellevue-Mondotte wines in memory, and it has gained in accessibility and balance as a result.

94-97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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