2006 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 94
  • NM 94
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 91

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
A wine that succeeds in combining great depth of flavor and structure with an impressive array of flavors. On top of the tannins is juicy black fruit cocoa a welter of spice and ripeness. The acidity and new wood put the... A wine that succeeds in combining great depth of flavor and structure with an impressive array of flavors. On top of the tannins is juicy black fruit cocoa a welter of spice and ripeness. The acidity and new wood put the wine into a more modern style. Wait for at least 5-7 years.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Troplong Mondot ’06 has a rounded, opulent bouquet, well-defined, primal, superb definition with real minerality coming through. Tightly wound. They palate is... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Troplong Mondot ’06 has a rounded, opulent bouquet, well-defined, primal, superb definition with real minerality coming through. Tightly wound. They palate is medium-bodied with a dense structure, a rigid backbone here, a structure that needs time to soften. Charcoal-infused black fruits, rather introspective towards the finish. Broody…but compelling. This is a long-term proposition and I prefer it to the recent ’09.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright deep ruby-red. Brooding aromas of crushed blueberry bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Rich broad and sweet with an almost liqueur-like ripeness of dark berries leavened by brisk acidity and firm minerality. Lots... Bright deep ruby-red. Brooding aromas of crushed blueberry bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Rich broad and sweet with an almost liqueur-like ripeness of dark berries leavened by brisk acidity and firm minerality. Lots of lift and life here for such a lush creamy wine. Finishes with big sweet building tannins and terrific palate-staining length. This should enjoy a long evolution in bottle. 93 points
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2006 Troplong-Mondot is deep in color with minimal ageing on the rim. The bouquet is rich and generous with mulberry, Hoi Sin, orange blossom and melted... Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2006 Troplong-Mondot is deep in color with minimal ageing on the rim. The bouquet is rich and generous with mulberry, Hoi Sin, orange blossom and melted tar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, generous black pepper and graphite notes cutting through the dense black fruit, leading to an engaging, tensile, graphite and tobacco-driven finish that exerts both body and length. It still has that slight stockiness, but that is something I like. I have always found much to admire in this vintage of Troplong-Mondot and it continues to give so much pleasure. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Coffee cedar blackberry and tobacco aromas follow through to a tight powerful palate. This is full yet very reserved with silky polished tannins. Best after 2014. 5330 cases made. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2006

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.