2010 Mondotte, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • WA 99
  • JL 98
  • WS 97
  • JS 96

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Reg: $395.00

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The 2010, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 20 hectoliters per hectare, is showing incredibly well, combining elegance, extraordinary creme de cassis and kirsch-like fruit, and notes of licorice... The 2010, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 20 hectoliters per hectare, is showing incredibly well, combining elegance, extraordinary creme de cassis and kirsch-like fruit, and notes of licorice, incense and vanillin in a fragrant, full-bodied, massively endowed style that is neither heavy nor overbearing. The freshness and overall precision of this wine reminds me stylistically of the brilliant 1998 as well as the 2000. This wine normally drinks well reasonably young, but I suspect the 2010 is going to require 5-7 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JL 98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
La Mondotte comes from a 4.5-hectare vineyard that produced wine in this vintage from the ridiculously low yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare from vines that average 70 years of age. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc... La Mondotte comes from a 4.5-hectare vineyard that produced wine in this vintage from the ridiculously low yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare from vines that average 70 years of age. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc formed the assemblage that will be aged in 100% new oak. The wine reached 14.% alcohol but with one of the lowest pH numbers I found in this vintage 3.2 there is a lot of freshness and pop to this wine. Inky black with purple accents licorice stone black fruit jam spice and mocha aromas rocket from the glass. Concentrated with luscious ripe opulent berries this tannic wine is expansive on the palate finishing with waves of fresh pure black cherry liqueur licorice and minerality. I asked Neipperg if producing a wine like this was risky. He responded with a smile saying "No risk no fun."
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Very lush, with roasted fig, dark boysenberry preserves and Black Forest cake flavors woven seamlessly together, stitched with bold spice notes and backed by a very racy graphite finish. Plenty big, but matches that... Very lush, with roasted fig, dark boysenberry preserves and Black Forest cake flavors woven seamlessly together, stitched with bold spice notes and backed by a very racy graphite finish. Plenty big, but matches that easily with lovely purity and refinement through the finish. Best from 2015 through 2035. –JM
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Gorgeous nose with a great concentration of aromas such as chocolate, blackberries and licorice. Opens up with wild strawberries and lots of orange blossom. Full and concentrated on palate with super silky tannins and... Gorgeous nose with a great concentration of aromas such as chocolate, blackberries and licorice. Opens up with wild strawberries and lots of orange blossom. Full and concentrated on palate with super silky tannins and beautiful dark fruit. Lots of new wood in the finish that needs to integrate. This shows the essence of Mondotte. Drink from 2017.
JJB 96
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. Coming from a 4.5 hectare vineyard on a clay and limestone plateau with vines that average 50 years old. Yields were a low 20 hls/ha. Aged in 100% new oak for about 18 months. The nose... 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. Coming from a 4.5 hectare vineyard on a clay and limestone plateau with vines that average 50 years old. Yields were a low 20 hls/ha. Aged in 100% new oak for about 18 months. The nose offers sweet fruit licorice plum and vanilla followed by spice and truffle. Though full bodied the palate is elegant and refined as the tannins and acidity have integrated well to caress the palate seamlessly. Finish lingers with a kiss of roasted espresso bean. This wine while tasty at En Primeur will probably shut down after bottling and won't be accessible for at least 5 years but will last another 20. Stéphane Derenoncourt is the consultant and has been since the first vintage in 1996.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010