Château-Troplong-Mondot Saint Emilion 2009

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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
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Château-Troplong-Mondot
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
  • wa99

Wine AdvocateIt boasts an inky/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit, an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish. This spectacular wine is nearly overwhelming in its richness, thickness and intensity. Once all its baby fat falls away, the terroir characteristics and additional nuances will emerge. This blockbuster, fabulous Troplong Mondot will benefit from 10-15 years of cellaring and keep for three decades or more. It is not shy either, bouncing over the palate with 15.5% natural alcohol.

Robert Parker, February 2012
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastA very concentrated wine with such a stylish feel. It balances ripe berry fruits with chocolate and wood flavors in the richest, ripest combination. The wine has power, without losing its poised character. It's ready for long aging. - R.V. (2/1/2012)

Roger Voss, February 1, 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorVery dark, with strong pastis-soaked blackberry and roasted plum notes leading the way, with layers of sweet spice, mocha and tobacco filling in on the finish. Rather lush and perhaps a touch too roasted in style for some folks, with enough just grip to keep it going. Best from 2013 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 6,288 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012