A fresh and fruity Saint-Emilion red wine
The Chateau La Mondotte is a red wine produced in the appellation of Saint-Emilion. It is made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and is aged for 18 months in new oak barrels.
The Chateau La Mondotte 2009 exudes splendid aromas of incense, mineral, licorice, black cherry, blackberry, cedar and forest floor. On the palate, it shows an extraordinary richness and voluptuousness, and offers freshness from its mineral flavors and the large presence of the fruit. The tannins are extremely present but sweet and integrated.They balance perfectly with the acidity, alcohol and oak. Its exceptional aging potential makes it possible to keep it beautifully until 2039-2045.
Parker : 100 / 100
J. Suckling : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Perfect, the 2009 La Mondotte boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as sumptuous notes of incense, graphite, licorice, black cherries, blackberries, cedar and forest floor. It is extraordinarily thick and voluptuous with a cool climate minerality that gives the wine an uplift and freshness that is surprising in view of its massive fruit level and high extract. The tannins are abundant, but sweet and well-integrated, as are the acidity, alcohol and wood components. An infant at present, this 2009 requires 6-8 years of cellaring and should keep for three decades.