2003 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

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$78.94

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Reg: $79.94

$78.94

This product is
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Troplong Mondot’s 2003 is a brilliant success in this vintage, largely because of the limestone soils and incredibly low yields. There are nearly 70 acres of vines in production, yields were tiny, and the harvest was... Troplong Mondot’s 2003 is a brilliant success in this vintage, largely because of the limestone soils and incredibly low yields. There are nearly 70 acres of vines in production, yields were tiny, and the harvest was early. Nevertheless, there is an opulence and youthfulness in this wine that suggest it has at least a decade of life left. A luxurious effort with high glycerin, loads of blueberry, mulberry, black currant, licorice and charcoal ember-like notes, full body, low acidity and sweet tannin, this beauty is close to full maturity and can be drunk now as well as over the next decade. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Red-ruby. Sappy aromas of very ripe redcurrant tobacco and minerals. Fat sexy and deep with flavors of redcurrant plum tobacco and spice lifted by the wine's mineral component. Wonderfully rich full-blown wine finishing... Red-ruby. Sappy aromas of very ripe redcurrant tobacco and minerals. Fat sexy and deep with flavors of redcurrant plum tobacco and spice lifted by the wine's mineral component. Wonderfully rich full-blown wine finishing with serious toothcoating tannins that call for at least four or five years of patience. This is close to 14% alcohol but even this vintage of Troplong-Mondot has more acidity than the 1990.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Beautiful plum berry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate with refined tannins and a long caressing finish. Very nicely done. Best after 2009. 3915 cases made. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2003

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.