2012 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JD 97 WA 96 JS 94 JL 94 CG 93 JA 93 WE 93 WS 93 DC 91 VN 91
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, January 2018

A flat-out gorgeous wine in the vintage is the 2012 Troplong Mondot, which sports an inky ruby/purple color to go with heavenly notes of black currants, smoked earth, plums, licorice and graphite. Full-bodied, seamless...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015

The 2012 is another truly great wine from Troplong Mondot. It’s always sentimental to taste this wine, realizing that proprietress Christine Valette (the larger-than-life heart and soul behind this estate) has passed...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

This is concentrated and impressive for the vintage with beautiful ripe fruit, minerals, chocolate and light-coffee character. Full body, polished tannins and a long finish. Better in 2018.
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2016

Already starting to show truffle, tobacco, licorice and chocolate character, the wine is lively, fresh, and filled with ripe fruits. Still quite young, this is the best priced vintage on the market for Troplong Mondot...
CG 93

Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015

Claiming a place at the very head of the class of our 2012 Saint- Émilion favorites, Troplong Mondot is a decidedly deep and most impressively filled opus. It manages to be immensely rich and very well-balanced...
JA 93

janeanson.com, June 2022

Black cherry and damson, the tannins are powerful but letting some light in at this point, although this is still significantly more oaked than many 2012s that you will find. Enjoyable, bodes well for the future if given...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

(91–93 points) Barrel sample. While initially tough and almost too extracted, this firm, dark wine has intense density and spice from new wood. As it opens on the palate, slowly hints of juicy black-currant fruit and...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2015

Offers a solid, if slightly chunky, feel, with ganache and charcoal notes coating the core of dark currant preserves, fig paste and warmed plum fruit. Shows lots of smoldering tobacco accents on the finish. Pretty...
DC 91

Decanter,

One of the deepest colours. Rich, ripe and intense on the nose. Suave and plush on the palate. Powerful but finely etched tannins. Modern but within bounds.
VN 91

Vinous, September 2022

The 2012 Troplong Mondot has a fragrant bouquet with black cherry, cough candy and touches of marmalade, not complex but vigorous and fresh. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine bone-structure and good acidity. Some...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

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.