TROPLONG MONDOT 2019 75CL
“The 2019 Troplong Mondot needs an hour or two to settle and coalesce in the glass. As has been well documented, this is a reconfigured “”TM”” compared to those a decade ago – less flamboyant and ostentatious. Indeed, once it has shaken off that introspection, it unfurls with mainly black fruit, briary, sous-bois, hints of dark chocolate and mocha, perhaps one of the first Troplongs that I have encountered that is reminiscent of Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins. This is beautifully balanced with extremely well judged acidity. Its gentle personality belies the backbone of this Troplong, with touches of white pepper and tobacco toward the cerebral finish. It is a wonderful Saint-Émilion from Aymeric de Gironde and his team, more approachable than the 2018, to be frank, just a wine you are going to want to drink. “”- Neal Martin 95-97 pts
The 2019 Troplong Mondot is a blend this year of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 10th to the 25th of September. The pH is 3.55—pretty incredible when you consider the alcohol is nearly 15%! I hasten to add that from tasting, I would have guessed this was 14.3% to 14.5% alcohol. It is the kind of wine with so much energy it practically does pirouettes on your palate.””- Lisa Perrotti-Brown 96-98 pts
“” This is a gorgeous young sample with wonderful blue fruit and spices, as well as a nice overlay of pretty wood. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins. Hints of minerals.””- James Suckling 93-94pts
Troplong Mondot was created in 1700s. The 37ha vineyard occupies a prime site both on the Saint-Emilion plateau at its highest point and its slopes alongside the hill of Mondot.
The Troplong style has changed recently, moving from a relatively late pick with heavy extraction and lots of new oak to a wine with a lighter touch and more expressive fruit more in line with today’s winemaking techniques. Troplong easily lives up to its 1st growth classification and under its new ownership, with move to consultant Thomas Duclos and change in style, Troplong should achieve new heights.