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

Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2010


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2010
75cl
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£142.10


Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2010

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
16 %

Notes

Another St Emilion estate making controversial wines. Alcohol levels here are often on the high side, but this is the full throttle style of wine that Troplong makes in the modern era. 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, we daren't ask the alcohol percentage... Liquid minerals, cherry jam and big ripe plums on the nose. The fruit content is very suave, with good purity, but one senses that it is all a little confected. Tannic and tight knit, this is a bit of a beast, but there is undeniably seductive, alluring sweet plum liqueur fruit and notes of dark chocolate on the long finish.

Critics score


Score:
96

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Source:
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Date:
07/2022

Notes
Another big vintage following on from 2009 but with more natural freshness, and for me this is clearly the one that best expresses the potential of Troplong. Barely moved in expression since the 10 Years On tasting, showing just how naturally powerful and slow-ageing these soils are. Expertly constructed, has precision and power but also clearly carved out and well expressed ripe black fruits, brimming with confidence but also with juice and freshness, with hints of violet and eucalpytus. Impressive, monolithic, and with patience you are going to have an exceptional wine. 100% new oak, Michel Rolland.

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France

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Bordeaux

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Château Troplong Mondot

Château Troplong Mondot

Alexandre Valette, a Parisian vintner, bought the estate crafted by Raymond Troplong. He already owned Château La France in Fronsac and would soon acquire Château Pavie. In 1980 Alexandre’s great grand daughter, Christine, took over the estate and was joined, 10 years later, by her husband, Xavier Pariente. Together they continue to improve and embellish the vineyard, cellar and chateau. This hard work and their efforts proved worthwhile when in 2006 Troplong Mondot was awarded 1er Grand Cru Classé status. Troplong-Mondot overlooks the whole of Saint-Émilion and with its thirty-three (33) hectares, it is one of the biggest estates in the appellation of Saint-Émilion. Generally the soil of Saint-Émilion is clay and limestone based but Troplong Mondot is lucky enough to have special silex and chalk sediments which help to give the wine its lustrous hue and its rich concentration. The vineyard is managed in the traditional manner and neither weed killers, chemical fertilisers nor insecticides are used. These wines are powerful and well-structured with rich complex tannins, which open with time to deep aromas of truffle and blackberry.

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