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2003 Château La Mondotte

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
abv 14.5%
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52603-2003

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$204.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($200-$325) Deep red. Deep aromas of currant, minerals, leather, smoked meat and sexy oak. Dense, sweet and creamy, with a deep sappy core of red and black berries and rare vibrancy for a 2003. Wonderfully rich, lively fruit coats the entire palate on the back and the chewy tannins are remarkably suave for the vintage. This virtually tastes like it's from another vintage-a testament to its |cold| clay and limestone soil. As I noted last year, proprietor von Neipperg told me that only the property's tiny percentage of young vines lost their leaves in the extreme heat and drought of the summer of 2003.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    A killer wine (I'm so sorry I didn't buy any), the 2003 La Mondotte is clearly one of the superstars of the vintage. An intriguing perfume of licorice, Asian soy, black currant jam, ripe cherries and subtle toast emerges from this extravagantly rich, voluptuously textured, opulent, full-bodied St.-Emilion. Just coming in to full maturity, it is pure, rich and full. Drink it over the next decade or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Fascinating aromas of blackberry, green olive, fresh basil and black licorice. Great nose. Full-bodied, with very soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beautiful wine in every sense of the word. 665 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    This is BIG! Extremely deep colour, more than 14 degrees alcohol. Gamy at first and piercingly tannic. The spine of this wine (80:20 Merlot:Cabernet Franc), much in evidence, almost has a note of greenness about it. Just a bit too New World for me. St Emilion this ain't! Quite dry tannins on the finish, though it is well made.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2007-2026
    Author: GW
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

  • 270 bottles owned
  • 37 collectors