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2010 Château Troplong Mondot Château Troplong Mondot, St. Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France

In Bond case price:
£1,200.00
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
Producer Château Troplong Mondot
Vintage 2010
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 16.0%
Format 12x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 1 case

99 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (February 2013)

Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc made by Christine Valette and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland.

I'm not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades.

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95 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (July 2013)

Deep ruby. Knockout nose combines sexy black raspberry, smoky earth tones, dark chocolate and spices. Lush, dense, sweet and complete, with black fruit, cocoa powder and mineral flavors offering both full ripeness and a cool restraint.

Really insinuating depth of flavor here. Finishes with powerful echoing black fruits and great focus and length, with substantial but ripe and perfectly integrated tannins. A great example of a late-ripening terroir in a long growing season without extreme heat.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2009 12x75cl OWC £1,350.00 In Bond View