0900225-2013 | Red
Robert Parker: 92-94; Wine Spectator: 88-91
GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
TASTING NOTES: Full-bodied and atypically rich and concentrated for a 2013, it boasts beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit as well as underlying chalky minerality, and good richness and concentration. It is a noteworthy homage to Christine Vallete's brilliant efforts at Troplong Mondot, which resulted in the elevation of this estate in the 2012 St.-Emilion classification.
Saint-Emilion’s first Grand Cru Classé, Château Troplong Mondot distinguishes itself with elegance by the identity of its wine, its mastery of the vineyard cultivated like a garden and its way of welcoming to the property. Established on the highest point of the appellation, this 33-hectare on a single bloc benefits from exposure and ideal geological conditions. The unique diversity of its soils is revealed through powerful and elegant wines, complex and precise. The story of Troplong Mondot was enpowered by charismatic personalities who lead the vineyard towards excellence with a singular vision.
The elevated position of the place gives a part of its soil a unique typicity found in wine and an ideal exposure that offers all types of exposure to the sun. The classic terroir of Saint-Emilion is found there, enriched with fragments of flint, which can not be found anywhere else. The property is 33 hectares and the grape variety is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc.