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  • Country ranking ?

    908
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled Flank Steak with Parsley Sauce

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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I tasted 2015 barrel sample here just before dinner at Les Belles Perdrix de Troplong Mondot. It was a powerhouse of a wine with enorm concentration of fruit and tannin, fatness, chocolate flavor, added extraordinary complexity, depth and length. 96-97p. Degree of alcohol landed at whole 15.5% but I'm not worried. Vines at the property produce usually grapes with high alcohol, it's naturally made and with time it will merge with fruit and tannin, and disappear. We have seen this many times before (in vintages 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010). Grape varietes in 2015 - 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.
  • 96p
Opulent red fruit, very delicate and sophisticated. Plenty of dark and red berries, plum and cherry. Very elegant with long finish of dark berries and some dark chocolate. It was unbelievable that the wine reached 15.5% of alcohol as the wine was so smooth and silky. Excellent one! 96-97+
  • 97p
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with intense ripe fruit aroma, dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, vanilla, cloves and hints of cinnamon, toasted oak and hints of smoke. On the palate opulent with ripe tannins, excellent length, rich fruit and multi-layered finish.
  • 97p

Information

Origin

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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96p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2015  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"I tasted 2015 barrel sample here just before dinner at Les Belles Perdrix de Troplong Mondot. It was a powerhouse of a wine with enorm concentration of fruit and tannin, fatness, chocolate flavor, added extraordinary complexity, depth and length. 96-97p. Degree of alcohol landed at whole 15.5% but I'm not worried. Vines at the property produce usually grapes with high alcohol, it's naturally made and with time it will merge with fruit and tannin, and disappear. We have seen this many times before (in vintages 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010). Grape varietes in 2015 - 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc."

1y 2m ago

97p
 Winnie Wing-Yin Ng , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2015  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Opulent red fruit, very delicate and sophisticated. Plenty of dark and red berries, plum and cherry. Very elegant with long finish of dark berries and some dark chocolate. It was unbelievable that the wine reached 15.5% of alcohol as the wine was so smooth and silky. Excellent one! 96-97+"

1y 2m ago

95p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2015  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Deep colour. Fresh intense Dark plum liquorice herb aromas with dark cherry notes. Sweet plummy fruit with ginger oak notes, perfectly ripe tannins and lovely mineral length. Ripe and expressive with an alcoholic kick. 95 points"

1y 3m ago

94p
 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2015  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Troplong Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cu Classe
Very deep colour almost black, this has a simply beautiful nose, savoury, perfumed, very pure fruit. The palate is equally impressive, with mocha, voluptuous texture, bright fruits on the finish this is impressive. The structure comes steaming through at the back which is usual for Troplong, not for the faint hearted, but a great choice for the patient. 93-96/100 2030-2050"

1y 3m ago

97p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2015  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with intense ripe fruit aroma, dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, vanilla, cloves and hints of cinnamon, toasted oak and hints of smoke. On the palate opulent with ripe tannins, excellent length, rich fruit and multi-layered finish. "

1y 3m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2015  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

"Deep ruby. Dark fruits, spices, rich, intense, coffee and chocolate nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, intense, structured, almost massive, concentrated, long. 94-96"

1y 3m ago

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