The modern style of a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
A true introduction to the style of Premier Grand Cru Classe, the Chateau Troplong Mondot, Mondot 2016 offers the experience of a Saint-Emilion with a resolutely modern and unique style.
Mondot 2016, a 100% Merlot cuvee, is a singular expression of the very great terroirs of Saint-Emilion for this vintage, unanimously recognized as exceptional for the region of Bordeaux.
Endowed with great elegance, Chateau Troplong Mondot 2016 immediately seduces with its aromatic intensity and fresh fruit. With energy and liveliness, the palate is enveloped by its richness and velvety tannins while maintaining a beautiful tension. The minerality so characteristic of the Saint-Emilion terroir is fully expressed. A Cru with a unique identity, accessible now while presenting a beautiful capacity for evolution in cellaring between now and 2030.
Parker : 95+ / 100
J. Suckling : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Aged in 77% new and 23% one-year-old French oak barrels and composed of 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Troplong Mondot has a deep garnet-purple color and comes bursting out of the glass with bold preserved plums, Black Forest cake and Indian spices scents plus suggestions of espresso, black olives, cigar box and tilled soil. Full-bodied, rich, plushly textured and oh-so-decadent, it packs in the spiced black fruit layers and finishes with fantastic persistence.