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2000 Château La Mondotte

  • 98 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52603-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($399-$525) Deep, bright ruby. Knockout nose combines kirsch, cassis, violet, espresso, graphite, minerals and toast. Extremely powerful and urgent on the attack, then remarkably lush, dense and full in the middle, with fresh acidity to frame and brighten the dark berry, game and truffle flavors. The major, thoroughly ripe tannins arrive very late, coating the front teeth. For fans of this expensive cult wine, this is a freakishly strong vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    In two tastings this garagiste wine performed as if it were one of the wines of the vintage. Proprietor Stefan von Neipperg continues to lavish abundant attention on La Mondotte (as he does with all his estates), and the 2000 (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of graphite, caramel, toast, blackberries, and creme de cassis. A floral component also emerges as the wine sits in the glass. Extremely dense, full-bodied, and built for another twenty years of cellaring, I thought it would be close to full maturity, but it appears to need another 4-5 years of bottle age.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    This is really seductive, with lush boysenberry pƒte de fruit, warmed plum sauce and alluring black currant reduction notes that have melded wonderfully with subtle ganache and roasted apple wood flavors. There's serious depth and power through the finish, but this is ultimately driven by a long, minerally spine. A rather ravishing wine.'2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2030. 833 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Dark red brown, almost raw umber. Nice fruit underlay, with notes of floral and graphite. Full bodied and begging for lightly-charred roast.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2030
    Author: afikes
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.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 743 bottles owned
  • 121 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 121 collectors)