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Troplong Mondot 2011

Chateau Troplong Mondot

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The brilliant 2011 Troplong Mondot is one of the superstars of the vintage. The final blend was 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, and the wine tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Its opaque blue/purple, nearly black color is followed by aromas of blueberry liqueur interwoven with black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, camphor and forest floor. Among the most complete wines of the vintage, with no hollowness, astringency or herbaceousness, this is a tour de force in a challenging vintage. Some tannins are noticeable, but this 2011 is already approachable and should provide delicious, complex drinking over the next two decades. Bravo! It was with great sadness and grief that I learned of proprietor Christine Valette’s passing on March 29, 2014 at entirely too young an age.

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€ 925

 October 2015

Chateau Troplong Mondot

Chateau Troplong Mondot is a winery based in Bordeaux, France, from the appellation of Saint Emilion on the right bank. It holds the status of Premier Grand Cru Classe B as regulated by the Classification of Saint Emilion Wine.

The entire estate of Chateau Troplong Mondot stretches over 33 hectares, with the grape selection as follows: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Troplong Mondot did not gain widespread recognition until recent years, and many put down the success to the Chateaus collaboration with Michel Rolland.

Chateau Troplong Mondot churns out around 10,000 cases on an annual basis; it also releases a second wine labeled Chateau Mondot since the vintage 1985, with allocation of 800 cases a year.

10,000 cases

Premier Grand Cru Classe (B)

Saint Emilion/Right Bank

34 hectares

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