Château-Troplong-Mondot Saint Emilion 2012 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château-Troplong-Mondot Saint Emilion 2012

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Château-Troplong-Mondot Saint Emilion 2012
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SKU 12189

750ml Bottle

This lovely estate has a magnificent view overlooking the town and the vineyards of St.-Emilion, sitting on a slope facing the Cote de Pavie. It is impeccably managed by one of the Right Bank's most famous female propietors, Christine Valette. She has extremely old vines in her vineyards, averaging 50+ years, with a mix of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The ultimate blend is fined but rarely filtered, and aged for 12-24 months in oak. Since Michel Rolland was brought in for his winemaking expertise, the quality of the wine has truly soared.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Château-Troplong-Mondot
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 is another truly great wine from Troplong Mondot. It's always sentimental to taste this wine, realizing that proprietress Christine Valette (the larger-than-life heart and soul behind this estate) has passed away. She was one of the bright, shining stars of Bordeaux. Nevertheless, her legacy is certainly well-established, and the quality of this wine is beyond reproach. Inky bluish purple, its great notes of cassis, blackberry, licorice are followed by a full-bodied, opulently textured wine with stunning concentration, purity and overall balance. It should drink well for 20-25 years and turn out to be one of the great superstars of 2012. Their 63-acre vineyard was cropped at 31 hectoliters per hectare, producing a final blend of 90% Merlot and 10 Cabernet Sauvignon that achieved 14.2% alcohol.

Robert Parker, April 2015
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VinousOne of the clear wines of the vintage, the 2012 Troplong-Mondot has been remarkable on several occasions. Sweet crushed flowers, red cherries, smoke, tobacco and plums open up in a heady, sensual Saint-Emilion that hits all the right notes. The 2012 blossoms nicely with time in the glass, gaining volume, but never losing its precision. This head-turning, flashy Saint-Emilion will delight readers for the next two decades, perhaps

Antonio Galloni
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Wine SpectatorOffers a solid, if slightly chunky, feel, with ganache and charcoal notes coating the core of dark currant preserves, fig paste and warmed plum fruit. Shows lots of smoldering tobacco accents on the finish. Pretty grippy for the vintage, but this is headed in a promising direction. Cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2018 through 2025. 6,250 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015