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1998 Château Troplong-Mondot

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 54536-1998-750

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$149.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A fabulous effort, this sleeper of the vintage may turn out to be the finest Troplong-Mondot since the 1990. The black/purple-colored 1998 exhibits floral, blueberry, blackberry, licorice, vanillin, and truffle-like aromas (or is it charcoal/graphite?). Dense, full-bodied, and pure, yet extremely fresh and elegant, this beautifully focused wine needs 3-5 years of cellaring.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Bright medium ruby. Spicy aromas of raspberry, currant, red licorice, smoke, leather and melting toffee. Bright and tight but with good density. Flavors of dark berries and lead pencil. Nicely delineated but currently dominated by its firm acids and tannins. This has excellent intensity and grip, but the firm tannic spine will require at least six or seven years of patience.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Intense aromas of ripe berries, tobacco and toasted oak with mineral. Full-bodied, with well-integrated, superfine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely sexy, yet elegant. 6,665 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Quite light colour. Very warm nose - hint of tar. Still aware of the oak on this wine - a bit jagged and unintegrated. Not especially noble or complete. Too much oak!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38872
  • Self | Rating: 86

    Author: GordonSze
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: clover
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Probably one of, if not the most, complex wines of the evening. Mint, cherry, plum and floral notes mingled through the evening. This took some coaxing, about 3 hours to really start to show. Color: A dark crimson core, with garnet red edges. Nose & Palate: Some initial funk blew off and minty, cherry, plum and floral notes appeared, with some crunchy earth and fall leaves redolent of a mature wine. This wine is making its way to maturity, currently balancing the primary and secondary aromas and flavors. Medium bodied, the wine had a long, elegant finish full of acidity and supple tannins.
    Author: Koby
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Still in its infancy. Heavy tanins, very backward. Good fruit, but don't try this again until at least 2010.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: Thomas HW
This St. Emilion estate, which dates back to 1745, was once part of the larger domaine that included Chateau Pavie. A century later it was bought by Raymond Troplong, whose name was added to the label. Later, Alexandre Valette, a Parisian vintner, bought the estate in 1980, his great-granddaughter Christine took over the estate. In 2006 the vineyard was selected to Premier Grand Cru Classe status. Thick limestone and dense clay make this vineyard perfect for growing Merlot (which comprises 90% of the vineyards). Wines produced from this estate are powerful and contain complex tannins. The remaining plantings are divided equally between Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1985 the chateau introduced the second label Mondot, which has gained clout as a grand cru in its own right. More recently Christine Valette has produced a rose called Le Clairet de Mondot.
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 620 bottles owned
  • 131 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 131 collectors)