2010 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WA 98
  • JL 98
  • WS 96
  • JS 96
  • WE 95
  • IWC 94

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Reg: $1,379.99

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: An amazing wine the 2010 is right up there with the extraordinary quality of 2009 2005 and 1990. Made from yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare the final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. A late harvest... 2010: An amazing wine the 2010 is right up there with the extraordinary quality of 2009 2005 and 1990. Made from yields of 32 hectoliters per hectare the final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. A late harvest between October 4 and 16 with the last of the Cabernet Franc coming in on October 28 no doubt accounts for the wine's powerful 15.5% natural alcohol. Of course the anti-alcohol folks will make a big deal of this but despite the high alcohol levels in nearly every 2010 there is freshness precision definition and absolutely no heat in the wines whatsoever. This stunningly rich effort offers abundant blueberry black raspberry licorice and graphite notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast a seriously concentrated super-intense mouthfeel full-bodied power a complex multidimensional texture and a nearly 50-second finish. It will require 5-6 years of bottle age after its release and should keep for three decades or more. Just prodigious!
JL 98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Troplong Mondot has been slowly increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards. 2010 is the first year featuring a substantial portion (14%) in the blend along with 83% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Previous... Troplong Mondot has been slowly increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards. 2010 is the first year featuring a substantial portion (14%) in the blend along with 83% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Previous recent vintages have included about 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Currently the vineyard is planted to 16% Cabernet Sauvignon with the goal set to about 20%. The Cabernet Sauvignon is planted in clay soil as it does not grow well in limestone. Yields were low in this vintage at 32 hectoliters per hectare the same as in 2009. The wine reached 15.5% alcohol. For people that like to compare 2009 came in at 15.4% alcohol. The pH is 3.6 is for the Merlot and 3.75 in Cabernet Sauvignon. Those low levels of pH allow the wine to feel fresh and offer lift. 2010 expresses more lift than 2009. . Midnight black in color with a perfume filled with minerality licorice blueberry blackberry jam and clay this dense chocolate covered sweet boysenberry filled wine packs a lot of wine into the bottle. Sensuous palate staining incredibly concentrated and rich the wine coats your palate. The experience ends with a long bath of chocolate covered blackberries and black cherry liqueur that combine for a hedonistic treat. This decadent wine is one of the great vintages of Troplong Mondot.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A powerful wine in the making with a forceful beam of blackberry boysenberry and fig fruit pushed hard by graphite and anise. Offers loads of grip on the back end with serious length. All the pieces are in place. -J.M.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
What a nose. Gorgeous aromas of minerals flowers and dark berries. Stunning. Full bodied with a solid core of fruit and racy tannins. Citrusy finish too. Loving this.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Minty aromas smooth wood a wine that has great richness elegance. It is dominated by new wood while the delicious black currant fruits cut through with acidity. A modern stylish wine.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Inky violet-ruby. Spearmint and cola notes mingle with aromas of ripe black plum and fresher blackcurrant. Dense bright and juicy with flavors of creamy ripe black fruits lead pencil and cocoa. Finishes long and pure with... Inky violet-ruby. Spearmint and cola notes mingle with aromas of ripe black plum and fresher blackcurrant. Dense bright and juicy with flavors of creamy ripe black fruits lead pencil and cocoa. Finishes long and pure with a trace of alcohol and very assertive but smooth tannins. This will appeal more to those who appreciate very ripe high-octane wines.
JJB 96
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2011
83% merlot 14% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc in clay and limestone soils. Average vine age is 25 years. Organically farmed with yields of 32 hls/ha. 100% new oak. 15.5% alcohol. Dark inky glass staining purple with... 83% merlot 14% cabernet sauvignon 3% cabernet franc in clay and limestone soils. Average vine age is 25 years. Organically farmed with yields of 32 hls/ha. 100% new oak. 15.5% alcohol. Dark inky glass staining purple with a black core opaque and dark magenta to the rim. Beautiful perfume of crushed flower blossoms with brambly spiced blackberry and cassis fruit that has evolved and is complex showing black tea and some minerals. Powerful attack of densly packed black fruits are rich and weighty on the palate. A modern wine that still retains some terroir expression of fresh earth amongst all that plush blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The wine pulls across the pallet with excellent purity and depth. A star of the Right Bank.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010

Label

Chateau Troplong-Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards rich in limestone and clay soils. Powerful and well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time.

The grapes are hand-harvested, totally destemmed, and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, moving to oak barrels for secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured in oak barrels (75% new oak and 25% one-year old) for 12 to 24 months depending on the vintage. The average production of the grand vin is between 60,000 to 90,000 bottles.

Winery

Troplong-Mondot

Bordeaux’s Chateau Troplong-Mondot is a large wine estate on the Right Bank of the Gironde River overlooking the village of Saint Emilion. Its 33-hectare vineyard is planted traditionally with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The chateau dates back to 1745 and Troplong-Mondot was originally part of one sizeable domaine which included the vineyards of Chateau Pavie. The current estate was established in 1850 when Raymond-Theodore Troplong acquired Mondot, expanded the vineyard, and promoted its reputation. Following a trend of that period, his heir Edouard Troplong later added Mondot to his name and Troplong-Mondot was born.

The property passed into the hands of the Valette family at the beginning of the 20th century, with Christine Valette taking up management of the property in 1980. Since then, things quickly changed for the better. The quality of the wines improved and Chateau Troplong-Mondot became known as one of the top wines of the Right Bank.

Christine Valette has since passed away and today, the estate is managed by Xavier Pariente who has been involved with the estate since 2002. In 2006, it was awarded the Premier Grand Cru Classe B in the Saint Emilion classification.