2009 Mondotte, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2009 Mondotte, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Perfect the 2009 La Mondotte boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as sumptuous notes of incense graphite licorice black cherries blackberries cedar and forest floor. It is extraordinarily thick and voluptuous with a... Perfect the 2009 La Mondotte boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as sumptuous notes of incense graphite licorice black cherries blackberries cedar and forest floor. It is extraordinarily thick and voluptuous with a cool climate minerality that gives the wine an uplift and freshness that is surprising in view of its massive fruit level and high extract. The tannins are abundant but sweet and well-integrated as are the acidity alcohol and wood components. An infant at present this 2009 requires 6-8 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is grace and power delivering stunning Lapsang souchong tea and pain d'épices aromatics followed by incredibly lush yet refined blackberry steeped black currant and dark plum sauce flavors. The long velvety finish... This is grace and power delivering stunning Lapsang souchong tea and pain d'épices aromatics followed by incredibly lush yet refined blackberry steeped black currant and dark plum sauce flavors. The long velvety finish hangs perfectly with buried minerality giving just the crease for definition. Best from 2015 through 2030.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright saturated ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of blueberry black raspberry mocha violet and minerals. Wonderfully intense and vibrant; dense and seamless without being heavy. The blackberry and violet flavors are... Bright saturated ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of blueberry black raspberry mocha violet and minerals. Wonderfully intense and vibrant; dense and seamless without being heavy. The blackberry and violet flavors are energized by a tactile saline minerality. Remarkably plush sweet and deep wine with utterly suave tannins and outstanding palate-staining length. Has huge ripe tannins for extended aging but seems easier to taste than this wine normally is at this early stage owing to its sheer baby fat. Interestingly I tasted this wine in the same flight as Magdelaine: the Mondotte came across as riper and more massive but both bottles say 14.5% alcohol on the label.