Château Troplong Mondot 2019
Saint-Émilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé B
(96 - 98)/100 Parker : Outstanding.
Cellaring: To be kept at least until 2025 and can be kept for decades!
Tasting by Lisa Perrotti-Brown on 18 June 2020: "The 2019 Troplong Mondot is a blend this year of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, harvested from 10-25 September. The pH is 3.55 - quite incredible when you consider that the alcohol is almost 15%! I hasten to add that on tasting, I would have thought it was between 14.3 and 14.5% alcohol. This is the kind of wine that has so much energy that it practically spins on your palate.
Notes: Opaque purple-black in colour, the nose is fantastically floral, bursting in the glass with notes of candied violets, red roses and lavender over a background of plum jam, wild blueberries and black raspberries with hints of garrigue, ploughed earth, wild mushrooms and crushed rocks plus a hint of powdered cinnamon. The medium-bodied palate resembles a tightly wound spring, with lovely layers of black and red fruit, earth and floral notes in a firm, fine-grained frame and bags of freshness, finishing long and mineral. This is a far cry from the old-school Troplong Mondot of a few years ago, and it is incredibly impressive. This wine is aged in French oak barrels, in larger vats and, for a small part, in amphorae. The oak part is 60% new."
- Château Troplong Mondot is a renowned wine from the Bordeaux region of France. It is a red wine produced mainly from Merlot varietal grapes, with smaller proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
- Château Troplong Mondot wine is renowned for its richness, complexity and aging potential. It typically offers aromas of ripe dark fruit such as black cherry, blackberry and plum, along with hints of vanilla, spice and tobacco from aging in oak barrels.
SERVICE AND TASTING:
When it comes to serving and tasting Château Troplong Mondot, here are some helpful tips:
- Serving temperature: It is recommended to serve this wine between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius. If the wine is too hot, the aromas can be altered, while too low a temperature can mask some of the subtle aromas.
- Aeration: Like most complex red wines, Château Troplong Mondot can benefit from aeration before being tasted. You can let it sit in a carafe for about an hour before serving it. This will allow the wine to open up and release all of its aromas.
- Wine glasses: Use round-shaped wine glasses with a wider opening, which will allow the wine to breathe and concentrate the aromas.
- Food pairings: Château Troplong Mondot is generally accompanied by dishes rich in flavors. It goes well with red meats, stews, aged cheeses and truffle dishes. Feel free to experiment with different combinations to find the one that works best for you.
- Tasting: Take the time to savor each sip. Notice the aromas, flavors and structure of the wine. Take note of the length in the mouth, that is, how long the flavors linger after you swallow the wine.
It is also important to note that Château Troplong Mondot is a wine for laying down, which means that it can continue to develop and improve in bottle for many years. If you plan to keep it, be sure to store it in appropriate conditions, away from light, at a constant temperature and with adequate humidity.
|More than 97
|12,50 % vol - 75 cl
|From 80 to 150 €