1990 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • NM 96
  • WS 95

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Reg: $350.00

$295.00

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
A fabulous example the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000 2005 and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee blackberries licorice camphor and espresso. Rich... A fabulous example the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000 2005 and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee blackberries licorice camphor and espresso. Rich and full-bodied with lavish fruit high glycerin low acidity and stunning purity it is still several years away from full maturity and should last for another 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2006
A deep garnet core with brick rim. The nose is reticent at first and then develops and gorgeous nose of cepes, dried prune, wet sand - quite Pomerol in style. The full-bodied palate is rich and decadent though not over... A deep garnet core with brick rim. The nose is reticent at first and then develops and gorgeous nose of cepes, dried prune, wet sand - quite Pomerol in style. The full-bodied palate is rich and decadent though not over the top. Blackberry, smoke, bitter chocolate: indeed this reminds me of Petrus in many way. Very well-balanced, structured, vivacious, just a great 1990 that should not be drunk for another 10 years. Tasted November 2006. Drink 2016-2030+.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2000
A blockbuster. Amazing. I love Port and this is close. Dark color. Very very ripe on the nose. Full-bodied and very chewy with loads of fruit and concentration in tannins. Mouthpuckering. Needs time.--1990 Bordeaux... A blockbuster. Amazing. I love Port and this is close. Dark color. Very very ripe on the nose. Full-bodied and very chewy with loads of fruit and concentration in tannins. Mouthpuckering. Needs time.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2006. 10000 cases made. - JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 1990

Label

Chateau Troplong-Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards rich in limestone and clay soils. Powerful and well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time.

The grapes are hand-harvested, totally destemmed, and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, moving to oak barrels for secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured in oak barrels (75% new oak and 25% one-year old) for 12 to 24 months depending on the vintage. The average production of the grand vin is between 60,000 to 90,000 bottles.

Winery

Troplong-Mondot

Bordeaux’s Chateau Troplong-Mondot is a large wine estate on the Right Bank of the Gironde River overlooking the village of Saint Emilion. Its 33-hectare vineyard is planted traditionally with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The chateau dates back to 1745 and Troplong-Mondot was originally part of one sizeable domaine which included the vineyards of Chateau Pavie. The current estate was established in 1850 when Raymond-Theodore Troplong acquired Mondot, expanded the vineyard, and promoted its reputation. Following a trend of that period, his heir Edouard Troplong later added Mondot to his name and Troplong-Mondot was born.

The property passed into the hands of the Valette family at the beginning of the 20th century, with Christine Valette taking up management of the property in 1980. Since then, things quickly changed for the better. The quality of the wines improved and Chateau Troplong-Mondot became known as one of the top wines of the Right Bank.

Christine Valette has since passed away and today, the estate is managed by Xavier Pariente who has been involved with the estate since 2002. In 2006, it was awarded the Premier Grand Cru Classe B in the Saint Emilion classification.