Château-La-Mondotte Saint Emilion 2003 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Château-La-Mondotte Saint Emilion 2003

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Château-La-Mondotte Saint Emilion 2003
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SKU 12565

750ml Bottle

La Mondotte's 4.5-hectares of vines grow on the clay-limestone plateau east of Saint-Emilion planted to 75 % Merlot and 25 % Cabernet Franc. This small gem of a vineyard has all the natural attributes of a Premier Grand Cru Classé.   The terroir consists of very silty clay overlaying a rocky subsoil. This shallow, meagre soil induces excellent water regulation and is propitious to deep rooting. Fine natural drainage combined with outstanding sunshine make for early and complete ripening. The grapes, especially Merlot, are picked under ideal conditions every year. Dating from the 19th century, La Mondotte has been certified organic since 2014. The quality of La Mondotte's clay and the age of the vines (60 years on average) result in a wine that is profoundly marked by its terroir. It is silky, powerful, incomparably elegant, and has enormous minerality.

Proprietor Stephan von Neipperg continues to produce outstanding benchmark wines of Bordeaux to compete with the most elite wines in the world. 
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Château-La-Mondotte
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Wine AdvocateThis cuvee (from an 11+ acre vineyard planted on a clay and limestone plateau above Pavie-Decesse) performed better in January than they did last year. Minuscule yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare and bottling without fining or filtration after 24 months in new oak have resulted in an outstanding 2003 La Mondotte. Revealing more texture, depth, and persistence than I initially predicted, it possesses a dense purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, graphite, espresso roast, new saddle leather, and truffles. This opulent, dense, full-bodied, gloriously rich effort can be drunk in 1-3 years, but because of its power, concentration, and overall equilibrium will keep for two decades.

Robert Parker, April 2006
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Wine SpectatorFascinating aromas of blackberry, green olive, fresh basil and black licorice. Great nose. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beautiful wine in every sense of the word. Best after 2010.

James Suckling, March 31, 2006