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2010 Mondotte, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA96
  • JL96
  • JS96
  • WS95
  • NM94
  • JL
  • JR

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Owner Stefan von Neipperg and winemaking consultant Stephane Derenoncourt have fashioned a prodigious wine in 2010. This 11.5-acre gem of an estate sits on clay and limestone soils above Pavie and Pavie Decesse. The... 2010: Owner Stefan von Neipperg and winemaking consultant Stephane Derenoncourt have fashioned a prodigious wine in 2010. This 11.5-acre gem of an estate sits on clay and limestone soils above Pavie and Pavie Decesse. The 2010's final blend was 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It offers unctuously-textured mulberry, boysenberry and blueberry fruit intertwined with notions of espresso roast, toast, smoke and graphite. Full-bodied with a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, silky tannins and a tremendous finish, it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and evolve for 20-25 or more.
JL96
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."
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2001
This takes my breath away with dark fruits, blackberries, chocolate and spice. Full bodied, with super silky tannins and loads of beautiful dark fruits. Super silky and long. Made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Shows the density of the vintage, with the charcoal, cocoa and melted black licorice notes holding sway over a core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit. Dark and brooding now, but the core of fruit remains succulent and... Shows the density of the vintage, with the charcoal, cocoa and melted black licorice notes holding sway over a core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit. Dark and brooding now, but the core of fruit remains succulent and visible through the end, with serious minerality lurking in the background. Power combined with great cut. -J.M.
NM94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, cropped around 16th October and 22nd October respectively. This was punched down only three days, a slow fermentation, big problems with the malolactic (one plot unfinished... A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, cropped around 16th October and 22nd October respectively. This was punched down only three days, a slow fermentation, big problems with the malolactic (one plot unfinished and included in the blend.) The La Mondotte '10 has a very pure, very attractive bouquet with macerated black cherries, griottes and a touch of honey that verges on marmalade. Fantastic definition. The palate is full-bodied with seamless tannins, very pure and sensual but with real backbone. Good weight in the mouth, imbued with a beguiling symmetry that reminds me of the 2005. Mellifluous on the finish. Very fine. Drink 2015-2025.
JL
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.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Dark crimson. tarry, dry and intense and angst ridden with less obvious fruit than its stablemate Canon La Gaffelière, but very ambitious, very tarry and introvert. 17 out of 20

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