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2010 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
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  • RP 99
  • JL 98
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 94
  • WE 92
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2010 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

RP 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building... Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc made by Christine Valette and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland. I-m not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades. - Robert Parker
JL 98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Troplong Mondot has been slowly increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards. 2010 is the first year featuring a substantial portion (14%) in the blend along with 83% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Previous... Troplong Mondot has been slowly increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards. 2010 is the first year featuring a substantial portion (14%) in the blend along with 83% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Previous recent vintages have included about 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Currently the vineyard is planted to 16% Cabernet Sauvignon with the goal set to about 20%. The Cabernet Sauvignon is planted in clay soil as it does not grow well in limestone. Yields were low in this vintage at 32 hectoliters per hectare the same as in 2009. The wine reached 15.5% alcohol. For people that like to compare 2009 came in at 15.4% alcohol. The pH is 3.6 is for the Merlot and 3.75 in Cabernet Sauvignon. Those low levels of pH allow the wine to feel fresh and offer lift. 2010 expresses more lift than 2009. . Midnight black in color with a perfume filled with minerality licorice blueberry blackberry jam and clay this dense chocolate covered sweet boysenberry filled wine packs a lot of wine into the bottle. Sensuous palate staining incredibly concentrated and rich the wine coats your palate. The experience ends with a long bath of chocolate covered blackberries and black cherry liqueur that combine for a hedonistic treat. This decadent wine is one of the great vintages of Troplong Mondot.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Deep ruby. Knockout nose combines sexy black raspberry, smoky earth tones, dark chocolate and spices. Lush, dense, sweet and complete, with black fruit, cocoa powder and mineral flavors offering both full ripeness and a... Deep ruby. Knockout nose combines sexy black raspberry, smoky earth tones, dark chocolate and spices. Lush, dense, sweet and complete, with black fruit, cocoa powder and mineral flavors offering both full ripeness and a cool restraint. Really insinuating depth of flavor here. Finishes with powerful echoing black fruits and great focus and length, with substantial but ripe and perfectly integrated tannins. A great example of a late-ripening terroir in a long growing season without extreme heat.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Ripe and dense, but very vibrant and energetic, as a torrent of cassis, blackberry coulis and fig paste rushes through, framed by enticing black licorice and evenly roasted alder and juniper notes. The long finish has... Ripe and dense, but very vibrant and energetic, as a torrent of cassis, blackberry coulis and fig paste rushes through, framed by enticing black licorice and evenly roasted alder and juniper notes. The long finish has lots of grip and acidity, but they work together and are deeply embedded. Captures the fruit and structure of the vintage superbly. Best from 2015 through 2030. – JM
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Very intense blackberry and blueberry character on the nose. Full body with super refined tannins and beautiful fruit. So delicious and pretty. Very rich and a little high-octane. Yet luscious and flamboyant. Try in 2018.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
Clocking in at 16%, this is a massive wine. Heady smoky wood aromas have given the wine a dry character. The immense palate has bitterness, extract and a solid core of tannins. It has considerable weight, just beginning... Clocking in at 16%, this is a massive wine. Heady smoky wood aromas have given the wine a dry character. The immense palate has bitterness, extract and a solid core of tannins. It has considerable weight, just beginning to develop, although the alcohol does show through at the end.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Rich, sweet, energetic purple fruit. Lots going on here. Masses of ripe fruit and ripe tannin. Still young but it should evolve into something quite exciting. Rich and vibrant. Long. But just a bit sweet and oaky and... Rich, sweet, energetic purple fruit. Lots going on here. Masses of ripe fruit and ripe tannin. Still young but it should evolve into something quite exciting. Rich and vibrant. Long. But just a bit sweet and oaky and simple. 17+/20