Chateau Troplong Mondot 2007
Web Price: $164.00
Chateau Troplong Mondot is a Premier Grand Cru of St. Emillion. The 33 hectare vineyard is situated on the St. Emillion 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, licorice, blackberries, coffee, spice, dark cherries, stone, chocolate, flowers and blackberry liqueur. The wine can also age and evolve.
2007 was a variable year in Bordeaux, but Troplong Mondot produced an excellent wine. From a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged in 100% new oak and reached 13.5% alcohol. With licorice, herbs, kirsch, forest and bitter chocolate in the nose, the wine is medium bodied ending in a chalky, red cherry finish. Average of critics' scores is around 91 points.