2011 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • WE 94
  • JS 93

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The brilliant 2011 Troplong Mondot is one of the superstars of the vintage. The final blend was 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, and the wine tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Its opaque... The brilliant 2011 Troplong Mondot is one of the superstars of the vintage. The final blend was 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, and the wine tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Its opaque blue/purple, nearly black color is followed by aromas of blueberry liqueur interwoven with black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, camphor and forest floor. Among the most complete wines of the vintage, with no hollowness, astringency or herbaceousness, this is a tour de force in a challenging vintage. Some tannins are noticeable, but this 2011 is already approachable and should provide delicious, complex drinking over the next two decades. Bravo! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A gorgeous red offering ganache and fig notes melded nicely together with ample heft but good freshness with a long dark richly layered finish. This goes for power-and pulls it off.-J.M.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
Mint and new wood aromas lead to a palate that has dark and concentrated tannins. The wine is bright and fresh with juicy black-currant and plum flavors.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a muscular wine for the vintage with loads of fruit and tannins, not to mention the new wood. Full body, chewy and intense. Lots of minerals, sweet tobacco and berries. Needs a least three to four years to soften... This is a muscular wine for the vintage with loads of fruit and tannins, not to mention the new wood. Full body, chewy and intense. Lots of minerals, sweet tobacco and berries. Needs a least three to four years to soften. A big, muscular 2011. 85% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc.
JJB 91
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2012
85% merlot 10% cabernet sauvignon 5% cabernet franc from a 33-hectare parcel situated on a high escarpment over Chateau Pavie. Soils are clay and limestone with some flint. Opaque purple color. Mildly intense pepper and... 85% merlot 10% cabernet sauvignon 5% cabernet franc from a 33-hectare parcel situated on a high escarpment over Chateau Pavie. Soils are clay and limestone with some flint. Opaque purple color. Mildly intense pepper and spice aromas with ripe black cherry fruit notes in the background. The intense fruit carries onto the palate where nicely proportioned flavors show liqueur-like texture that still maintain tension and grace. The wine shows great length on the finish. Incredibly complex with some of this estate's classic minerality underneath and fine-grained balanced tannins .Tasted three times. Enjoy 2017-2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2011

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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.