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2008 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA96
  • CH93
  • JS93
  • WS91
  • WE91

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
A wine of the vintage candidate in 2008 Troplong Mondot's offering was produced from yields of 41 hectoliters per hectare and achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. A classic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon... A wine of the vintage candidate in 2008 Troplong Mondot's offering was produced from yields of 41 hectoliters per hectare and achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. A classic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc it offers copious quantities of blue and black fruits a full-bodied opulence sweet tannin and a fabulous texture as well as finish. Already drinking beautifully it will be even better in 2-5 years and should last for 20 years. A great effort for the vintage it couldn't happen to a more deserving proprietor Christine Valette. Bravo!
CH93
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2013
90% merlot 5% cabernet franc 5% cabernet sauvignon. Planted on marl soil flecked with limestone and flint. This release offers a restrained nose with subtle aromas of exotic wood and spice. Medium weighted on the palate... 90% merlot 5% cabernet franc 5% cabernet sauvignon. Planted on marl soil flecked with limestone and flint. This release offers a restrained nose with subtle aromas of exotic wood and spice. Medium weighted on the palate the flavors are compact and focused as is typical from this property. A classic Troplong. The firm finish highlights the wine's structure boding well for time in the cellar as the compactness now will undoubtedly unfurl later to show broader textures and flavors.
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
The wine shows plenty of tobacco and vanilla character with chocolate and berries. Full body, with super fine tannins. It’s so long and refined. It’s a divergence from the big, powerful style of the past... The wine shows plenty of tobacco and vanilla character with chocolate and berries. Full body, with super fine tannins. It’s so long and refined. It’s a divergence from the big, powerful style of the past. This is a beauty and needs at least three years of bottle age.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Still a touch firm as the cocoa and roasted tobacco notes frame the core of plum fig and blackberry fruit. The smoky finish has a nice charcoal edge. This is well-defined and should unwind with modest cellaring. Powerful... Still a touch firm as the cocoa and roasted tobacco notes frame the core of plum fig and blackberry fruit. The smoky finish has a nice charcoal edge. This is well-defined and should unwind with modest cellaring. Powerful for the vintage. Best from 2012 through 2018. Tasted twice with consistent notes. -JM
WE91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Heavy new wood influence gives a creamy, toasty palate, the fruit lying under this smooth surface. It is juicy, packed with firm tannins. It will take several years for the wine to properly integrate.

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