2000 Troplong-Mondot 750ml

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WA 96   IWC 92(+?)   WS 91   JR 17.5   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

Extremely young with an unbelievable deep purple color, the 2000 Troplong Mondot has hardly budged since I tasted it in 2003. Two recent tastings confirmed that this is the greatest Troplong Mondot between their profound 1990 and more recent vintages such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are better integrated than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine's structure. This 2000 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring (longer than I originally predicted), and has at least two decades of drinkability ahead of it.

Drink Dates: 2014-2034
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 189

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

($99-$110) Good saturated ruby-red. Expressive, thoroughly ripe aromas of blackberry, violet and game. Sweet on entry, then lush and densely packed in the middle, with terrific depth of flavor and backbone. Very ripe yet cool flavors of blackberry, espresso and licorice. A powerfully constituted wine that will need a good decade of bottle aging. But, in contrast to the 2001 and 2002 vintages, here the strong tannins are beautifully distributed and fine. A great success for this chateau.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Lovely berry, cherry and spice, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a pretty mineral and berry aftertaste. A sexy and refined red. 7,080 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling


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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Deep crimson. Very dense. Spicy nose. More dangerous and less concentrated than the Pavie-Macquin. Exotic treacle. Looks relatively youthful. Exotically ripe nose. Voluptuous and only just sufficiently reined-in. Chewy, sandy tannins. Quite painful at the moment. Lots of tannins and acidity. Refreshing without very dry tannins at the finish. Slightly medicinal.

Drink Dates: 2008-2017
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 13
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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Rating: 92
Author: victor
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 08/02/2014
Enjoyable wine, silky finish and better after open a while

Rating: 92
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/20/2003
Drink Dates: 2015-2025
80% Merlot and 10% each of the Cabernets, this wine shows great dark color with an intense nose of black cherry and sweet spicy oak. The wine shows plenty of oak and tannin overlaid with anise and more black cherry nuances. An enjoyable wine but not nearly as good as the stellar 1990. The wine needs considerable time ? drink 2015 to 2025.

Rating: 90
Author: zepierotti
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 09/10/2012

Average rating: 92, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

3817 bottles owned by 602 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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