2000 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

$159.94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
Combining remarkable elegance allied to considerable power and depth this is the finest wine from Troplong Mondot since the staggeringly great 1990. Its saturated purple color is followed by aromas of ink creme de cassis... Combining remarkable elegance allied to considerable power and depth this is the finest wine from Troplong Mondot since the staggeringly great 1990. Its saturated purple color is followed by aromas of ink creme de cassis graphite and toasty oak. Full-bodied and powerful with excellent balance this is a wine of extraordinary richness and massiveness yet surreal freshness as well as vibrancy. The finish lasts for over 45 seconds and nearly conceals some hefty tannins. With fabulous definition richness and intensity this is a compelling 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2026.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Good saturated ruby-red. Expressive thoroughly ripe aromas of blackberry violet and game. Sweet on entry then lush and densely packed in the middle with terrific depth of flavor and backbone. Very ripe yet cool flavors of... Good saturated ruby-red. Expressive thoroughly ripe aromas of blackberry violet and game. Sweet on entry then lush and densely packed in the middle with terrific depth of flavor and backbone. Very ripe yet cool flavors of blackberry espresso and licorice. A powerfully constituted wine that will need a good decade of bottle aging. But in contrast to the 2001 and 2002 vintages here the strong tannins are beautifully distributed and fine. A great success for this chateau.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Lovely berry cherry and spice with hints of mineral. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty mineral and berry aftertaste. A sexy and refined red. Best after 2009. 7080 cases made. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2000

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.