2020 Château Troplong Mondot Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé

139.95 115.66
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Emillion
Winery Château Troplong Mondot
Year 2020
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2025 - 2052
Available as of Nov 22, 2022
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The history of this 1er Grand Cru Classé goes back to 1745 when it was still called Domaine de Mondot and was part of Château Pavie, now 1er Grand Cru Classé A. With the arrival of Raymond Troplong in 1850, the two names were merged and Château Troplong Mondot was a fact. Château Troplong Mondot was the first Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion. This 43-hectare estate, located at the highest point of the appellation, is fully exposed. The terroir of Ch. Troplong Mondot is located on top of the highest point of the Côte Pavie, in Saint Laurent de Combes, where the greatest wines of Saint Emilion are made. The soil is rich in limestone and planted with 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvesting is done entirely manually. The aging takes place for 18 months in barriques, 75% of which are new. The famous oenologist Michel Rolland has been guiding this winery since 1980.

The Troplong Mondot 2020 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, harvested from September 4. The wine has a beautiful almost opaque purple color and it opens with a vibrant burst of black fruits - stewed plums, baked blackberries and blueberries - giving way to a fragrant undertone of licorice, ground cloves, cinnamon stick and lilac with a hint of bouquet garni. On the palate, the Troplong Mondot is packed with juicy black fruit and savory notes framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness with a long and luscious finish. Just crazy that this oldest Saint Emilion house Grandcru house has had such high scores from all wine critics.

Our limestone and clay soils have really done their job of absorbing the winter moisture," says Aymeric de Gironde, winemaker at Troplong Mondot. "In the middle of the vineyard, they have the clay soils with big stones and flint and here you all that generosity for free, because you get a lot of strength and structure, then you have the rim, which has a limestone base, the limestone and earlier harvest give a minerality, with the softness of the tannins, making it a very round and dynamic wine.

Vineyard for 2020 Château Troplong Mondot Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé

De slogan bij Château Troplong Mondot is: TROPLONG MONDOT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED: IT NEEDS TO BE LIVED. Château Troplong Mondot was de eerste Grand Cru Classé van Saint-Emilion. Het is een bijzondere plek en  beheert zijn gebied als  een tuin gecultiveerde wijngaard  Dit landgoed van 43 hectare, gelegen op het hoogste punt van de appellatie, is volledig belicht.  Het terroir van Ch. Troplong Mondot ligt boven op het hoogste punt van de Côte Pavie, in Saint Laurent de Combes, waar de grootste wijnen van Saint Emilion worden gemaakt. 

De geschiedenis van deze 1er Grand Cru Classé gaat terug tot 1745 toen het nog Domaine de Mondot heette en deel uitmaakte van Château Pavie, nu 1er Grand Cru Classé A. Met de komst van Raymond Troplong in 1850 werden de twee namen samengevoegd en Château Troplong Mondot was een feit. Wijnhandelaar Alexandre Valette kocht begin 1900 het kasteel. Christine Valette-Pariente en haar man Xavier Pariente hebben het kasteel in 2017 verkocht aan verzekeringsmaatschappij SCOR, waarna het een ware renaissance heeft ondergaan onder leiding van Aymeric de Gironde.  Ook hier is de goeroe oenoloog Michel Rolland al sinds 1980 in dienst. In juni 2021 is restaurant Les Belles Perdrix er geopend, in 2022 onderscheiden met een Michelinster.

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Available as of Nov 22, 2022
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Emillion
Winery Château Troplong Mondot
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2025
Drinking till 2052
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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