2015 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 99 JL 99 JS 98 DC 96 WA 96 TWI 96 WE 96 JA 95 WS 95
JD 99

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

A wine I was able to taste on multiple occasions, the 2015 Troplong Mondot is a tour de force that readers need to snatch up. This cuvee comes from the cool, clay and limestone soils on the upper plateau (it’s the highest...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2017

If sexy, sensuous textures, a wall of ripe and very ripe fruit, truffle, licorice, black and blue fruits with chocolate that are delivered with palate staining intensity is your thing, you need this wine! Read more...
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Expressive, ripe dark plums swathed in aromas of mocha, toasted baking spices, graphite, blackberries and mulberries. The flavor-soaked palate arrives on suave, velvety tannins, delivering flavors of vibrant, concentrated...
DC 96

Decanter, December 2017

Troplong-Mondot is always a muscular wine that I found hard to understand until I walked the clay-over-limestone soil of the vineyard. Recent years have seen the power tempered a little by allowing the yields to creep a...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018

Blended of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak, 85% new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Troplong Mondot is redolent of warm plums, blackberry tart and blueberry pie with...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, November 2022

The 2015 Troplong Mondot is deep garnet-colored and gallops out with powerful scents of black cherry compote, fruitcake, Chinese five spice, and menthol, plus hints of licorice and chocolate box. Full-bodied, rich and...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, September 2018

In keeping with the new style from this estate, this is a powerful, opulent wine. Its density, concentration and layers of dark fruits are all of a piece, held together by powerful tannins. Touches of black coffee and...
JA 95

janeanson.com, June 2022

Juicy, rich and generous damson fruit, with a silken and brushed velvet texture to tannins that uphold but don't overpower the fruit. As it opens you get nuanced fennel and cracked black pepper, gourmet and exuberant...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, March 2018

Offers a gorgeous, caressing, velvety feel, with waves of warmed plum, fig compote and blackberry reduction gliding through, inlaid with notes of graphite, sweet tobacco and black licorice. A light loamy echo adds a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15.5%
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.

The 2015 Troplong-Mondot, a Bordeaux blend from the esteemed Saint Emilion sub-region of Bordeaux, France, is a wine that has generated significant acclaim from various professional reviewers. This red wine, produced by Troplong-Mondot, is noted for its deep garnet-purple hue and high alcohol content of 15.5%. The wine is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

The blend composition consists primarily of 90% Merlot, with 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and a minor 2% Cabernet Franc. It has been aged in French oak barrels, 85% of which are new. This meticulous aging process has imparted a rich profile to the wine, which is evident in the tasting notes.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine a score of 96, describing it as "redolent of warm plums, blackberry tart and blueberry pie with suggestions of underbrush, bay leaves, cedar chest and lavender plus a waft of baking spices." She further notes its "full-bodied and full-throttle" nature, emphasizing its decadence and spicy layers. This review highlights the wine's indulgent character, making it an appealing choice for those who enjoy a robust and hedonistic experience.

James Molesworth from Wine Spectator also gave it a high score of 95, praising its "gorgeous, caressing, velvety feel" with flavors of "warmed plum, fig compote, and blackberry reduction." He mentions that the wine has "a light loamy echo" that provides a pleasant earthy finish.

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com was particularly impressed, giving it an outstanding score of 99. He describes the wine as "sexy, sensuous textures, a wall of ripe and very ripe fruit, truffle, licorice, black and blue fruits with chocolate." His description underscores the wine's intense and palate-staining qualities.

Jeb Dunnuck, another reviewer who rated the wine at 99, calls it a "tour de force" and notes its "sensational bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberry, toasted spice, licorice and spring flowers." He also highlights its perfect balance and incredible finish, recommending cellaring for 4-5 years for optimal enjoyment.

Additional reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and others, all scoring the wine in the mid to high 90s, consistently point to its powerful, opulent nature, deep concentration, and remarkable balance. These reviews collectively confirm the 2015 Troplong-Mondot as a standout vintage that combines richness, complexity, and longevity.

This wine is best enjoyed after a few years of cellaring, with some reviewers suggesting optimal drinking windows extending from 2020 to 2040. The 2015 Troplong-Mondot is a noteworthy selection for those seeking a luxurious and age-worthy Bordeaux blend.