2016 Mondotte

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 94 WA
  • 98 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52603-2016-750-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2016 La Mondotte is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc this year, picked between 29 September and 15 October and matured in 70% new oak. The alcohol level is around 14.5%. It has a lucid purple hue in the glass. The bouquet is very perfumed, very pure with luscious red cherries, blueberry and a hint of sloes, the new oak discrete and allowing the terroir to shine through perhaps more than the 2015 last year. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, but underneath the bonnet, there is considerable tannic backbone that certainly can be felt more towards the finish that exerts a light grip. In a strange way, it reminds me a little of Chateau Canon! Give this 4-5 years once in bottle.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 100

    This is a towering display of purity, with unadulterated cassis and raspberry fruit coursing along live-wire acidity while light chalk, anise and black tea notes fill in. Has serious grip, but it's buried in that jaw-dropping core of fruit. And this has minerality to burn. A stunner.
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 16 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors