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2009 Château Troplong-Mondot (750ml)
Producer: Château Troplong-Mondot chateau-troplong-mondot.com
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (Grand Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$133.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2008 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 5, 2009 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2016-2032
rated (2010 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 5, 2012 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
99 points "Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, 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 aging potential, the 2010 is showing better from bottle than it even did from barrel. Wine Spectator -- 94pts Ripe and dense, but very vibrant and energetic, as a torrent of cassis, blackberry coulis and fig paste rushes through, framed by enticing black licorice and evenly roasted alder and juniper notes. The long finish has lots of grip and acidity, but they work together and are deeply embedded. Captures the fruit and structure of the vintage superbly. Best from 2015 through 2030." Best 2020-2050
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
5 stars "A reconstruction of the great 1990 vintage, perhaps even with greater body and ageing potential. Marvellous truffle scent, huge body, noble tannins able to compete with the best first growths, and super-precise and harmoniousbalance. Great wine. Drink from 2017. (19 points)" Best 2017-