|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Classification||Grand Cru Classé|
Inky-black centre to ruby edge. Fruitcake rich density, very powerful, but still wine despite the thickness. You feel it's going to get there but it is pretty exhausting at this stage. Mark gives benefit of doubt based on single sample away from Chateau. Rating: 91-93 L&S (Apr 2013)
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The Grand Vin is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 9th and 23rd October. It has a very intense bouquet with lifted aromas of macerated dark cherries, blueberry jam and confit aromas. The palate is full-bodied with sumptuous black fruit, dense tannins but in my opinion, better balance than the 2010 and 2011. The alcohol is lower here, hovering around the high 13 percent mark, which render a better Troplong, whilst the citric edge keep everything focused. This is a very fine Saint Emilion. Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (May 2013)
One of the superstars of the vintage, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as abundant notes of blueberry liqueur, graphite, truffles, acacia flowers and subtle toast. Full-bodied, opulent and already easy to drink, this large-scaled wine possesses high levels of tannin, but they are relatively well-concealed by the extravagant fruit, glycerin, texture and density of this compelling Troplong Mondot. This impressive wine may shut down after bottling and require 4-5 years of cellaring. It has the potential to last at least 15-20 years. Bravo! From a 63-acre vineyard on the high plateau (called the Plateau of Mondot) adjacent to the famous limestone hillside, the Cote Pavie, the 2012 Troplong Mondot is another fabulous success. Cropped at 31 hectoliters per hectare with malolactic in barrel, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon hit 14.2% natural alcohol. Three-fourths of the production went into the grand vin. 2017 - 2037 Rating: 94-96 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2013)
Black as black. Intense, spiky fruit like elderberries. Intense, very ripe, a bit brash though the tannins are fully rounded. 2016 - 2022. Rating: 16 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2013)
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