"Troplong Mondot offers a unique style. It’s thick and rich in the mouth, but never heavy. The wine has scents of dark plums, liquorice, blackberries, coffee, spice, dark cherries, stone, chocolate, flowers and blackberry liqueur. More sensuous than elegant on the palate, there is an intensity of flavours, coupled with the ability to age and evolve."
— The Wine Cellar Insider
Notes and Reviews
Robert Parker (99)
Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, liquorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc made by Christine Valette and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland.
I'm not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades. An absolutely stunning wine from this estate, which seems to be on a mission to produce exquisite world-class wines with enormous ageing potential, the 2010 is showing better from bottle than it even did from barrel.
|Grape Varieties||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc|
|Age of Vines||30 years on average|
|Vinification||Fermentation and maceration in truncated stainless steel vats for 80% of crop. The rest is micro-vinified in 600-litre barrels.|
|Elevage||24 months in oak barrel (75% new oak)|
|Soil Type||Clay over deep limestone|