2006 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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NM 94 WE 94 JD 93 JL 93 WA 93 VN 93 WS 91
NM 94

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...
WE 94

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...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, June 2020

A number of 2006 Bordeaux are showing well today, and that is certainly the case with the 2006 Troplong Mondot. Taking about an hour of air to show at its best, its ruby/plum hue gives way to a classic Saint-Emilion...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2016

Showing maturity in the color, the wine offers secondary aromatics of truffle, black cherry, smoke and licorice with just a hint of cocoa in the endnote. Full bodied, concentrated, round and starting to open, you can...
WA 93

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...
VN 93

Vinous, 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...
WS 91

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 Saint Emilion
Vintage 2006
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

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.