2007 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

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$79.94

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Reg: $83.94

$79.94

This product is
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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
A brilliant 2007 from proprietor Christine Valette this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from yields of 27.5 hectoliters per hectare and hit 13.5% natural alcohol. An inky/blue/purple color is... A brilliant 2007 from proprietor Christine Valette this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from yields of 27.5 hectoliters per hectare and hit 13.5% natural alcohol. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of acacia flowers blueberries blackberry liqueur graphite and smoke. As the wine sits in the glass it blossoms beautifully to display a raspberry-infused rich personality with tremendous opulence a layered mouthfeel elegance superb purity sweet tannins and low acidity. Drink this beauty now and over the next 10-15 years. -Robert Parker
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Deep red-ruby. Expressive aromas of musky black cherry cassis and bitter chocolate. Plush pliant round and sweet with smoky blueberry mineral and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by tar and licorice. Finishes long... Deep red-ruby. Expressive aromas of musky black cherry cassis and bitter chocolate. Plush pliant round and sweet with smoky blueberry mineral and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by tar and licorice. Finishes long with very suave tannins. This seems almost drinkable now but has the concentration and structure to reward aging.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Shows blackberry and blueberry on the nose with hints of wet earth. Medium- to full-bodied with slightly chewy tannins and lots of new wood. Really polished. Best after 2012. -JS
JJB 90
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2008
Nice crystal clear red color with a slightly lighter red rim. Expressive aromas of blackberry jam and dark chocolate with undertones of fresh herbs and vanilla cream. Feels great in the mouth with medium length to finish... Nice crystal clear red color with a slightly lighter red rim. Expressive aromas of blackberry jam and dark chocolate with undertones of fresh herbs and vanilla cream. Feels great in the mouth with medium length to finish. Nice balance of fruit and acid with plenty of tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2007

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.