Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1st Grand Cru Classe(B), Saint Emilion, 2014
Veinimõisa pikk ja värvikas ajalugu ulatub 17. sajandisse. Tänapäeval on veinimõisa omanikuks Prantsuse kindlustusselts, kes ostis valdused 2017. aastal. Peale seda alustati kohe veinikeldri renoveerimisega ja osteti maad juurde naabritelt. Kokku on hetkel nende kasutuses 37 hektarit maad, millest 85% on Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon ja 2% Cabernet Franc. Troplong Mondot asub suurepärases paigas, Saint Emilioni platoo tipus ja nõlvadel. Terroir koosneb sügavast lubjakivi kihist, mida katab paks kiht savi. Vein küpseb keskmiselt Prantsuse tammest vaatides 16 kuni 24 kuud.
Segu: 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon ja 2% Cabernet Franc.
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Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Points
The 2014 Troplong Mondot is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage, and this beauty has more intensity, richness, and exuberance than just about every other wine in 2014. A blend of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc brought up in 85% new French oak, it sports a deep purple/plum color as well as a smorgasbord of blackcurrants, blackberries, scorched earth, toasty oak, graphite, espresso, and earth. With full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, and a rich, yet weightless texture, it’s a big, yet classy, elegant, and seamless wine from Xavier Pariente that should be snatched up by readers. It’s already drinking well but has 20-25 years of prime drinking to go.
James Suckling – 95 Points
The dark, savory, earthy and plum aromas plus the serious tannins here give this wine a lot of character, but it really needs a couple of years to open up. The finish packs a big tannic punch. For the long term. Try in 2024.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 94 Points
The 2014 Troplong-Mondot performed to my expectation now that the wine is in bottle. It has a refined bouquet with black cherries, raspberry preserve and mineral scents that gain intensity in the glass, but never get carried away. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, tensile in the mouth but surprisingly linear and conservative, at least in the first half. It is fresh and precise, then delivers the weight and concentration as it fans out on the finish, a residue of white pepper tingling on the aftertaste. This is a delicious Troplong Mondot that should age with style and grace.