2008 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • NM 93
  • ST 93
  • JS 93
  • WE 91
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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... 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!
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. I have criticized recent vintages over the alcohol levels, but I have no agenda against what is after all, one of the first properties I ever visited. And the 2008 is... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. I have criticized recent vintages over the alcohol levels, but I have no agenda against what is after all, one of the first properties I ever visited. And the 2008 is turning out to be a little beauty. It has a lovely floral bouquet with vibrant red fruit, cassis and violets that soar from the glass. It displays deftly integrated oak with Asian spices beginning to come through. The palate is full-bodied and tannic, very grippy with spice, black olive and blackberry. There is some fine, earthy Cabernet Franc here and shows good structure on the finish. It deserves a decade in the cellar.
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
93+ Bright ruby-red. Superripe, musky aromas of black cherry, minerals and flowers. Lush and silky but quite backward, with excellent energy to the primary dark fruit and mineral flavors. Chewy, powerfully structured... 93+ Bright ruby-red. Superripe, musky aromas of black cherry, minerals and flowers. Lush and silky but quite backward, with excellent energy to the primary dark fruit and mineral flavors. Chewy, powerfully structured wine. The superb building finish features substantial granular tannins and lovely definition.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
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... 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.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2011
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