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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, 2018

6x75cl £460.00

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Tasting Note:

Aymeric de Gironde and his consultant oenologist, Thomas Duclos have ripped up the rulebook at Troplong Mondot. Gone are the late harvested, over-extracted monsters of the Valette era. Now it's all about early picking, freshness and poise. 2017 was definitely a step in the right direction. 2018 is a progression, but were not convinced it’s the finished article. Even with early harvesting and gentle vinifications, this weighs in at 14.5% vol. As Aymeric says, this Troplong terroir gives enormous power - the trick is to dial it down and make something with finesse and charm. Produced from 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, with healthy yields of 49hl/ha, the 2018 offers notes of plums, red berries and flowers. This is fresher and more detailed with plenty of kirsch fruit, cherry stones and spice. The finish is harmonious with a nice mouth-watering salinity.

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