Château Troplong Mondot, 2006

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Troplong Mondot, 2006

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc 10% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Christine Valette Optimum Drinking: 2018-2035 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Code: 103199
Estate Notes

Château Troplong Mondot's 2006 was purchased in its original wooden case.

Troplong Mondot has become one of Saint-Émilion's leading lights since Xavier Pariente and the great Christine Valette-Pariente (who passed away in 2014) took over in 1981.

After Christine got hold of the then ailing estate's 33 hectares, perched on a limestone plateau with breathtaking views towards the Dordogne, things rapidly changed for the better. Troplong employed Michel Rolland, the most famous Bordeaux consultant winemaker and driving force behind the dramatic improvement in a number of Saint-Émilion châteaux in the 1980s. They stopped harvesting by machine; began picking later and reduced yields; removed the remaining Malbec vines; introduced more new oak barrels; introduced a second wine, and were one of the first Bordeaux estates to vinify on a parcel by parcel basis.

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"The bouquet is rich and generous with mulberry, Hoi Sin, orange blossom and melted tar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, generous black pepper and graphite notes cutting through the dense black fruit, leading to an engaging, tensile, graphite and tobacco-driven finish that exerts both body and length. It still has that slight stockiness, but that is something I like. I have always found much to admire in this vintage of Troplong-Mondot and it continues to give so much pleasure."

"Coffee, cedar, blackberry and tobacco aromas follow through to a tight, powerful palate. This is full yet very reserved, with silky, polished tannins." Wine Spectator