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The September 2020 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 9/17/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #27. Bellevue Mondotte 2003

Description: Consists of 1 Double Magnum, 3L
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 98 RP.
"An exquisite jewel in Chantal and Gerard Perse’s Right Bank empire, Bellevue-Mondotte is a tiny, 5-acre parcel of 45-year-old vines planted on the limestone plateau above Pavie-Decesse and Pavie-Macquin. It is composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. I tasted the 2003 on three separate occasions, one of which merited a three-digit rating. Sadly, there are only 4,000 bottles of this prodigious effort . . . . it is an amazing blend made from 15 hectoliters per hectare. A dense, viscous-looking purple color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of blackberries, espresso roast, fried lard, and pain grille. Full-bodied and massively rich with decent acidity and plenty of structure as well as tannin, this youthful 2003 should hit its stride in 3-5 years, and last for three decades. This may be what the great 1929s or 1947s tasted like at age three." Wine Advocate #164, Apr 2006
Notes: Very lightly wrinkled capsule.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,000

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