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2010 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JL97
  • WA96
  • JS95
  • WE93
  • WS93
  • ST90
  • AF

Reviews

JL97
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... 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.
WA96
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... 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!
JS95
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.
WE93
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.
WS93
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.
ST90
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... 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.
AF
Andy 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... 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.

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