2016 - Ch Troplong Mondot Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06B6TROP _ 2016 - Ch Troplong Mondot Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Troplong Mondot
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Case size
12x75cl
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2016 CH TROPLONG MONDOT GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Troplong Mondot
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Tasting Notes

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 93

    The 2016 Troplong Mondot has a very pretty bouquet of black cherries, boysenberry, crushed stone and light violet aromas that gains vigor with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and a little fresher than I recall from barrel, with fine tannin and gentle grip on a poised, lightly spiced finish that just feels a little heavy. While I thoroughly enjoy this Troplong, it carries all the remnants of the style of winemaking under Xavier Pariente where everything it is turned up too high. I suspect it will be surpassed by the 2017. 15.5% alcohol. 2021 - 2045

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 93-96

    The 2016 Troplong-Mondot is a blend of 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc cropped at 48 hectoliters per hectare between 3-27 October, matured in 77% new oak. It has a decadent bouquet that seems to carry more alcohol than its peers, very pure and floral and miraculously managing to maintain satisfying delineation. The palate is underpinned by enormous tannins! This is a massive Troplong Mondot that is very dense and sinewy, a bit of a "bruiser" in its infancy. It exerts a vice-like grip in the mouth with layers of fruit laced with black pepper on the prolonged finish. What's the Spinal Tap quote about turning everything up to eleven? This is a Saint Emilion that will either transform into a legend or will topple over by the sheer weight of the tannins, which is why I gave a slightly enlarged banded score. I'll be fascinated to re-taste this in bottle. Drink Date 2024 - 2045

  • AG1

    Antonio Galloni, January 2019,
    Score: 96

    The 2016 Troplong Mondot is fabulous. Powerful, dense and explosive, the 2016 has a lot to say. Super-ripe dark cherry, raspberry jam, chocolate, spice and new oak give the wine much of its lush, exotic feel. The château has moved in a totally different stylistic direction since this wine was made, but there is no denying the 2016 is striking. Tasted two times. 2024 - 2041

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 94-97

    The 2016 Troplong Mondot is one of the most intense, primary wines I tasted this year. At this early stage, the 2016 tastes like it was just drained from tank, as the flavors and textures are remarkably intense. The malos are not fully finished, which is quite normal here. Even so, the purity of the flavors is striking. Plush, sensual and inviting, the 2016 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Super-ripe dark purplish fruit, chocolate, new leather and spice overtones build into the huge, dramatic finish. As always, Troplong Mondot is one of the most flamboyant Saint-Émilions readers will come across. Macerations lasted between 21 and 35 days, with a portion of the wine vinified in 600-liter barrels. Jean-Philippe Fort is the consultant. Tasted three times.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 19+

    With one of the highest alcohols of the vintage, by golly this is a stunning wine. Utterly spellbinding, this is an incredible wine with succulence and sheer deliciousness in every molecule. The oak is staggeringly plush as are the tannins which roll and roll. I cannot get over the nose though, which is one of the most arresting of the year.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 16

    Dark glowing purple. Really taken to the limit of ripeness! Some gaminess and a velvety texture with a strong green streak running through it. Not a comfortable whole. As though exceptional sugar levels were the be all and end all. Not fun to drink, alas. Drink 2024-2037

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Producer

Château Troplong Mondot

Located on a limestone plateau overlooking Pavie, Troplong Mondot has become one of the most sought after châteaux in all of Bordeaux. It has consistently been making quality wines for years. It is this dedication that has set it apart from some of its flashier peers.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.