|Bellevue Mondotte ist eine 2 Hektar Parzelle, die direkt an Chateau Mondotte angrenzt und oberhalb von Chateau Pavie gelegen ist. Gerard Perse hatte sich diese Parzelle 2001 kurzfristig gesichert, wenn auch einige Nachbarn hieran interessiert gewesen wären. Die im Durchschnitt 45 Jahre alten Reben sind zu etwa 90 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc und 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon. Gerard Perse arbeitet auf diesem Gut mit Erträgen von sensationellen 15 Hektoliter pro Hektar. Deshalb ist der Bellevue Mondotte sicher der konzentrierteste aller Perse Weine, trotzdem aber sicherlich nicht unbalanciert. Mokka, Kaffee frisch geröstet, dunkle Beeren, ein Konzentrat an Geschmackseindrücken Interessant wird es in einigen Jahren sein, zu vergleichen wie sich ein Bellevue Mondotte im Vergleich mit einem La Mondotte trinkt.
94-96+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2019 Bellevue Mondotte is a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested on the 5th of October. The yields this year were 18 hectoliters per hectare, and the alcohol came in at 14.81%, while the pH was 3.50 (remarkably low!). Very deep garnet-purple colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant black cherry preserves, blueberry compote and boysenberries scents plus hints of wilted roses, cumin seed, aniseed and cardamom. Full-bodied, the palate has fantastically ripe, silky tannins and gorgeous freshness supporting all that perfumed black and blue fruit, finishing long and harmonious."
95 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife schwarze Beeren, frische Herzkirschen, zarte Edelholznote, feines Bukett. Komplex, kraftvoll, reife Brombeeren, integrierte Tannine, frisch strukturiert, finessenreicher kühler Stil, mineralisch im Abgang, sehr gute Länge, besitzt Potenzial."
92-94 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "This is a really stylish wine from the same ownership as Château Pavie. There are some generous tannins that give balance to the bold fruitiness. This is a wine for aging."
17 JANCIS ROBINSON: "Purple-black to the rim. Structured and powerful but with more flesh than neighbour Pavie-Decesse. Also an attractive freshness and balance this year. Cassis note on the nose. Firm, muscly frame leads to a dry, minerally finish. Good in its style."
92 DECANTER: "Concentrated big framed fruit flavours; attractive damson and black cherry, lashed in with liquorice, chocolate and black truffle. One of my queries with the Pavie stable is how little vintage variation there is, although this gives them full marks for maintaining signature. No question that this is an impressive wine."
94-95 JAMES SUCKLING: "The purity of fruit is impressive here with crushed blackberries, blueberries and dark chocolate with some coffee. It’s full-bodied, yet integrated and chewy. Rich finish."
95-97 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Bellevue Mondotte was picked on 5 October at just 18hl/ha. Deep purple in colour, it has a delineated, focused bouquet with ample blackberries, bilberry, crushed stone and subtle marine aromas filtering through. The new oak is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannins, well judged acidity, fleshy on the mid-palate with a caressing finish that I find less aggressive than previous vintages (much like stablemate Clos Lunelles). This has great potential." - Neal Martin
93-95 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Bellevue Mondotte is a powerful, tightly wound Saint-Émilion. Dark red cherry, dried flowers, licorice and mint all meld together in the glass. Next to the other wines in the Perse range, Bellevue Mondotte comes across as less showy, with tons of persistence that makes up for its reticence. Red fruit, pomegranate and blood orange infuse the finish with superb density. I can´t help thinking that I caught the 2019 at a slightly awkward stage."
95-97 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "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+ JEB DUNNUCK: "Showing the vintage beautifully, the Merlot-dominated 2019 Bellevue Mondotte has tons of beautiful cassis and blueberry fruits giving way to more floral, graphite, and mineral aromatics with time in the glass. A rich, powerful, full-bodied expression from this terroir, it still shows the vintage’s purity and elegance. It needs to be forgotten for 7-8 years and enjoyed over the following 30+ years."