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    2 907
  • Producer ranking ?

    8
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

The Story

Southeast of the Mondot hill, overlooking the town of St. Emilion lies Chateau Troplong Mondot. Named for its location and its former proprietor, Gerus Troplong, this estate has been home to viticulture since 1745. Its 33 hectare vineyard is planted to 90% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. "Cold," late-ripening soils produce one of the most dramatic wines of the appellation: an exotic, flashy, modern Saint-Emilion.

 

While it possesses more than enough stuffing and structure for extended cellaring, the wine's depth of fruit and supple tannins rarely get in the way of early drinkability. The Valette family, owners of Chateau Troplong Mondot, oversee production of 8000 cases of the Grand Vin each year, in addition to 2-3,000 cases of the second wine, called simply, Mondot.

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Beautiful presentation, deep dark cherry colour with violet rim. Deep, complex, rich nose with black fruit aromas, dark chocolate, fresh spices and liquorice. A powerful, wide and concentrated mouth with melting tannins. A fresh and mineral finish. A long ageing wine.

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with excellent toasting reminiscent of fresh ground coffee and hints of smoke. Succulent fruit complementing the nose. On the palate juicy character, pure fruit, elegant toasting and discreet minerality, complex with excellent length.
  • 93p
Ruby. Dark and red berries fruit, floral, detailed, graphite and coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, rounded, refreshing, long. 90-92
  • 92p

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Origin

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Inside Information

Full-bodied and atypically rich and concentrated for a 2013, it boasts beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit as well as underlying chalky minerality, and good richness and concentration. It is a noteworthy homage to Christine Vallete’s brilliant efforts at Troplong Mondot, which resulted in the elevation of this estate in the 2012 St.-Emilion classification. It can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years. It has been less than six months since the irrepressible and brilliant Christine Vallette passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. I must confess that tasting at Troplong Mondot was a powerful emotional experience. However, the 2013 is clearly one of the stars of the vintage.

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 Jean-Philippe Fort / Château Troplong-Mondot, Wine Maker (France)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2013  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

Beautiful presentation, deep dark cherry colour with violet rim. Deep, complex, rich nose with black fruit aromas, dark chocolate, fresh spices and liquorice. A powerful, wide and concentrated mouth with melting tannins. A fresh and mineral finish. A long ageing wine.

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2013  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose with excellent toasting reminiscent of fresh ground coffee and hints of smoke. Succulent fruit complementing the nose. On the palate juicy character, pure fruit, elegant toasting and discreet minerality, complex with excellent length. "

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92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2013  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Ruby. Dark and red berries fruit, floral, detailed, graphite and coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, rounded, refreshing, long. 90-92
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1y 6m ago

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