Dominating the St Emilion village, Troplong Mondot and its 33 hectares is one of the " big " estates of the region. Endowed with a fabulous terroir, the quality of the wines has steadily improved since the arrival of Christine Valette-Pariente in 1980. Her husband joined her a few years later and started the restructuration of the facilities and the vineyard in a respectful approach of the environment. Their efforts led the estate to the rank of 1er Grand Cru Classé of St Emilion in 2006. The wines, profound, concentrated, are a perfect union between the elegance and the power of the terroir.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Full-bodied and atypically rich and concentrated for a 2013, it boasts beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit as well as underlying chalky minerality, and good richness and concentration. It is a noteworthy homage to Christine Vallete's brilliant efforts at Troplong Mondot, which resulted in the elevation of this estate in the 2012 St.-Emilion classification. It can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 33330 SAINT EMILION FRANCE|
|Classification||1er grand cru classe B|
|Producer||Château Troplong Mondot|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 88-91
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon