2014 Saint-Emilion, Premier Cru Classé B from Bordeaux
This 2014 Chateau Troplong Mondot was harvested from October 3rd to October 21st, and kept its promises of a great wine. This wine seduces by its ruby-tinted deep, dense and dark red colour. Characteristic of the terroir, the nose gives off liquorice and ripped fresh fruit aromas, with a delicate spicy hint. On the palate, this Saint-Emilion Premier Cru Classé B possesses very smooth tannins. It carries a beautiful length. It is a powerful and elegant classic Bordeaux which can remind one of the wonderful 1998 and its great Merlot.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château Troplong Mondot 2014 is a stylish wine this year. The nose is well defined and elegant with pure blackberry and red plum fruit, fine mineralité and poise here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grainy tannin and well-integrated oak. There is a touch of dark chocolate coming through on the finish, but it is lightly sprinkled over the fresh black fruit that possess less fatness than recent vintage, but in my opinion allow the terroir to be expressed. This is a fine Troplong Mondot that should drink well over 15 to 20 years. (Incidentally, another sample was showing not quite as well, but I have used my note taken from the UGC poured by someone at the property).
|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 : 17,5
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 92-95
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon