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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Troplong Mondot

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc

Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2017

6x75cl £430.00

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Tasting Note:

Bordeaux technical directors are like Premier League managers - flamboyant, highly sought after, prone to wild gesticulations and part of a never-ending merry-go-round. Cos d'Estournel's loss is very much Troplong Mondot's gain. The hugely talented and very affable Aymeric de Gironde has crossed the err Gironde and now is quite literally the king of the castle in St Emilion. He's got a very clear vision and we already like what he is doing. All good managers need coaching staff, so Aymeric has brought in Thomas Duclos as a consultant oenologist. We really like the change, this is dialed down, it is still massive, the terroir here naturally produces big wines, but it is red fruited, pure, elegant, fresh, restrained, all things we don't naturally associate with recent Troplongs. The nose has a gentle spice, notes of fragrant plums and cherry. On the palate the fruit is generous, there is plenty of volume and lavish fruit interspersed with fine minerals. A tannic spine gives purpose and direction. This is a vast improvement and we're sure there will be more to come... 14.2% vol, 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.

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