Chateau Troplong Mondot is a Premier Grand Cru of St. Emilion. The 33 hectare vineyard is situated on the St. Emilion slopes, at an elevation that allows views of the entire St. Emilion village. The soil consists of deep limestone deposits under layers of thick clay. There are also sedimentary fragments of flint and limestone. Troplong Mondot typically is thick and rich, and has scents of dark plums, liquorice, blackberries, coffee, spice, dark cherries, stone, chocolate, flowers and blackberry liqueur. The wine can also age and evolve. 2006 was a good year in Bordeaux, and Troplong Mondot produced a very good wine. From a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged in 75% new oak and reached 14.5% alcohol. Smoke, oak, charcoal and black fruit scents are reticent about displaying their aromas, but some age will help.