The balance and complexity of a Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé
Entering a brand new era of its existence, the prestigious Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion - Château Troplong Mondot - continues the changes begun under the direction of Aymeric de Gironde.
Unanimously acclaimed by the press and international critics, with notes that exceed even those of the exceptional 2015 and 2016, 2018 marks the birth of a vintage that will be remembered at the magnificent property located on the right bank of Bordeaux.
Product of a very good year for the Bordeaux region, the Château Troplong Mondot 2018 expresses the quintessence of Saint-Émilion’s great terroir, and is distinguished by its balance, freshness and complexity.
Parker : 96 / 100
J. Robinson : 17.5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Troplong Mondot is blended of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.56. Deep garnet-purple in color, it begins slowly with bold, bright black raspberries, ripe black plums, fresh blackberries and Morello cherries notes, giving way to underlying scents of tobacco, wild sage, Sichuan pepper, black olives, truffles and Marmite toast with hints of crushed stones and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers wonderfully fresh, energetic black fruit with a downright racy line of freshness (uncommon for this vintage) and firm, rounded tannins, finishing long with lots of mineral, earth and dried herbs layers giving beautiful electric sparks.