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. 2008 was a variable year in Bordeaux, but Troplong Mondot was anything but variable. This was another excellent year for this St. Emillion. The wine is very fresh, with vibrant blackberries with cedar and plum notes. The firm tannins coupled with the lovely ripe fruits and fairly long finish make this an elegant, but still bold and clean, focused wine.
Average of critics' scores is around 93 points.