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

Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2021


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Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2021

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2022

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
15 %

Notes

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.

Critics score


Score:
96

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
02/2023

Notes
The 2018 Troplong Mondot has a deep garnet purple color. It is a little closed to begin, with delicate scents of kirsch, warm blackberries, and lavender, plus cedar, pencil shavings, and tilled soil. Full-bodied, the palate is firm and grainy with very tightly wound fruits and a long, slightly warm finish.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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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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