Wine Advocate | Rating: 96A brilliant effort, the 2008 La Mondotte is a candidate for 'wine of the vintage.ƒ?_ This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc hit 14% natural alcohol. Yields were 24 hectoliters per hectare. The wine boasts an opaque purple color along with sweet aromas of mulberries, creme de cassis, blackberries, espresso roast, chocolate and toast. Sweet tannin, an opulent mouthfeel and a flamboyant personality make for a prodigious/compelling wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. This is an unbelievable 2008 of extravagant intensity and richness. Bravo!Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Big and bold. Lots of acidity. More fragile than Canon La GaffeliŠre. Bit awkward on the finish. Not as complete. Bit scrawny.Author: Jancis Robinson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Full, deep ruby. Wild, vibrant aromas of black cherry, violet and flinty minerality. Densely packed, sweet and creamy, with uncanny depth to the black fruit and mineral flavors. Almost painful today, with outstanding energy and fruit of steel. Seems high-toned but it works, as the middle palate boasts superb definition and lift. Finishes with palate-staining persistence and tannins virtually hidden by the wine's stuffing and sweetness. Built for the long haul.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93This is a step up from the pack, with dark plum, blackberry, fig paste and Black Forest cake aromas and flavors, backed by very polished, well-integrated structure. Hints of black tea, licorice and roasted vanilla bean lace up the beautiful finish. There's some grip as well, and this should age nicely in the mid-term.Author: James Molesworth
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
- 38 bottles owned
- 3 collectors