2020 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 100 JS 99 WA 98 VN 98 WE 98 JA 97 JD 97 JL 97 WS 92
DC 100

Decanter, January 2023

A sensational Troplong. Vibrant and vivid, this makes you smile from the first smell: milk chocolate, floral notes of roses and lavender, wet stones, liquorice, cinnamon and ripe bramble fruits. Round and thrilling on the...
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, April 2021

(JS 98-99 points) This has superb depth and intensity with very fine tannins that draw you down. So much black fruit, together with black pepper and salt. Extremely well crafted. Vertical and deep. Chalky and salty with...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(98+ points) The 2020 Troplong Mondot may prove to be even better than the brilliant 2019, and it is one of the Right Bank's finest wines in this vintage. Unwinding in the glass with deep aromas of mulberries...
VN 98

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Troplong Mondot is fabulous. Rich, dark and expansive, the 2020 is wonderfully exuberant right out of the gate. Black cherry, plum, gravel, incense and licorice are all dialed up. There's tremendous breadth and...
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

This firmly structured wine with its high percentage of Merlot is powerful and dense. The bold black fruits and perfumed density are impressive. It will age, ready to drink from 2028. ROGER VOSS
JA 97

janeanson.com, February 2023

Powerful and knitted down, this feels both crafted and hewn out of the clay-limestone slopes of Troplong. Blueberry, plum, slate, cocoa, espresso, all the power of this estate delivered with salt-studded chocolate...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(97+ points) A clear step up over the 2019, the 2020 Château Troplong Mondot is mostly Merlot yet includes 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, all of which was raised in 65% new French oak, with the balance in...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Flowers, cherries, plums, licorice and an array of spices greet your nose. The wine is rich, full-bodied, concentrated, seductive and packed from start to finish with layers of crushed rocks, licorice, blackberries...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Sleek and fresh, with alluring black cherry and red currant coulis notes lined with a floral hint, ending with a caressing feel. Not big but sneaky long, with a subtle flint echo at the very end. Approachable now too, but...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
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 2020 Troplong-Mondot is a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This impressive red wine is a testament to the exceptional quality of the vintage. With a deep, vibrant red color, it immediately catches the eye and invites exploration.

On the nose, the wine exudes a captivating bouquet of black fruit, black pepper, salt, and black chocolate. These aromas are exquisitely balanced and draw you in with their intensity and complexity. As you delve deeper into the wine, you'll discover additional layers of floral notes, wet stones, liquorice, cinnamon, and ripe bramble fruits. The combination of these aromas creates an alluring olfactory experience that leaves you wanting more.

The palate of the 2020 Troplong-Mondot is equally as impressive. It is rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with velvety tannins that add structure and elegance. The wine reveals flavors of crushed rocks, licorice, blackberries, currants, and cocoa, which are beautifully integrated and harmonious. These flavors persist on the palate, building in intensity and leaving a lasting impression.

Critics have been unanimous in their praise for this wine. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 99 points, commending its depth, intensity, and fine tannins. Decanter gave it a perfect score of 100, describing it as vibrant, vivid, and a true beauty. Other notable reviewers, such as Jeff Leve, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, and Wine Enthusiast, all rated the wine highly, highlighting its purity, finesse, power, and aging potential.

The 2020 Troplong-Mondot is a wine of exceptional quality that showcases the best of Bordeaux. Its impeccable craftsmanship, verticality, and remarkable complexity make it a standout among its peers. It is a wine that will undoubtedly reward those who have the patience to cellar it, with its potential to develop even greater depth and nuance over time.