Chateau Troplong Mondot St. Emilion 2017 - 750ml

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96pts James Suckling

Very perfumed and subtle with crushed currants, smoke and blackberries. Medium to full body. Compressed, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and finesse with serious structure for the vintage. It grows slowly on the palate. Really beautiful. Drink after 2022.

96pts Decanter

Fresh cassis bud, blueberry and liquorice root showing ripeness was full but not overdone. This is a definite break with the older Troplong style (also Aymeric de Gironde's first vintage as director, arriving just in time for harvest). Two years on, and it is really is rather lovely. Austerity is clear, as is true in so many of these wines, showcasing that 2017 is not a vintage for hedonists. But, this is bedding down for the long-term, and you can already feel the flesh laying down over the bones of the wine. Frost barely affected the vineyard at Troplong, giving a yield of 45hl/ha (in itself a bigger yield than was usual here in the old days), with 95% used for the grand vin.

96pts Wine Enthusiast

This wine is structured, with dense tannins as well as impressively ripe black fruit. Showing lifted acidity, succulent blackberry flavors and elegance, it has a good future and will be ready from 2025.

95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Troplong Mondot is a little closed to begin, soon unfurling to reveal expanding notions of warm blackberries, wild blueberries and licorice plus hints of smoked meats, black olives, pencil shavings and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed mouth-coating black fruits, exploding into loads of earthy sparks with a soft, velvety texture from ripe, rounded tannins. It finishes with spectacular freshness and loads of layers.

95pts Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Château Troplong Mondot offers a much more fresh, focused, vibrant style. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a perfumed bouquet of black raspberries, spring flowers, graphite, and that classic minerality of the estate, it's medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, has fine tannins, and a great finish. It's not going to match the 2016, but it’s certainly an elegant, pretty, graceful wine.

94pts Wine Spectator

Very fresh in feel, with silky textured plum, cassis and cherry flavors infused with rooibos tea, mineral and floral notes. The long, refined finish lets the pure fruit sing, while the minerally edge adds detail. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2037.

93pts Tim Atkin

Very intense blue fruit and violet aromas. Concentrated and inviting. Some youthful oak, but predominantly deep fruit and cassis flavours. Rich with sweet spices. Concentrated and delicious, if a little warm on the finish.  Barrel Sample: 91-93

 

Winemaker Notes

The fragrance of a juicy and flavorsome freshly picked fruit. The color of a summer sky at sunset. The fiery energy of Argentinian tango. Mondot, a striking introduction to Troplong Mondot’s style.

 

Premier Grand Cru Classe in Saint-Emilion, Chateau Troplong Mondot stands out with refinement, boasting a strong wine identity, a perfectly-controlled vineyard and an innate sense of welcoming. Located on the highet point of Saint-Emilion's famous limestone plateau, the 43-hectare estate held in one piece stands on some of the most enviable and unique terroirs of the Right Bank, with ideal geological conditions and exposure, The unique diversity of the soils is revealed through balanced wines combining strength and elegance, complexity and precision. Troplong Mondot's history has been enriched with charismatic and cultured figures who have led the estate towards excellence with a different vision. By trusting Aymeric de Gironde for the executive management, the company SCOR bring a fresh boost since 2017 while respecting the values and spirit of the estate.


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