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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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Deep colour. Elemental wine with intense dark cherry, dark plum aromas with ginger, spice cedar oak. Substantial and saturated wine with generous sweet fruit flavours, dark chocolate praline notes, cedar oak complexity and vigourous yet dense tannins. Everything in balance. Really good. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of balmy spices, ripe black cherries, crushed blackberries, white pepper, vanilla, gingerbread and elegant toasted notes. On the palate opulent character, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasting flavour, succulent and sweet fruit, excellent length and balance. An impressing wine of great standing unifying power and freshness. 98

  • 98p

Ruby. Ripe, rich, fruity, blackberries and spices, deep, layered, chocolate and floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, detailed, lively and nuanced, long. 94-96

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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2016  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

Deep colour. Elemental wine with intense dark cherry, dark plum aromas with ginger, spice cedar oak. Substantial and saturated wine with generous sweet fruit flavours, dark chocolate praline notes, cedar oak complexity and vigourous yet dense tannins. Everything in balance. Really good. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2016  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

Ruby. Ripe, rich, fruity, blackberries and spices, deep, layered, chocolate and floral notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, spices, detailed, lively and nuanced, long. 94-96

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Troplong-Mondot 2016  ( Château Troplong-Mondot )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of balmy spices, ripe black cherries, crushed blackberries, white pepper, vanilla, gingerbread and elegant toasted notes. On the palate opulent character, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasting flavour, succulent and sweet fruit, excellent length and balance. An impressing wine of great standing unifying power and freshness. 98

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