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2019 Troplong Mondot

By Chateau Troplong Mondot

2019 Troplong Mondot from Chateau Troplong Mondot, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

Chateau Troplong Mondot's offering from the 2019 vintage encapsulates the excellence we’ve come to anticipate from the rich tapestry of their Saint-Émilion terroir. Not just mere grapes transformed into wine, but rather an articulate poetry of the senses, the 2019 Troplong Mondot is a symphony that promises to become one of the greats among astute investors and connoisseurs alike.

 

The Exquisite Tapestry of 2019

The year of 2019 proved a cosmic dance between vine and climate in Bordeaux, offering up a canvas generously doused in opportune weather patterns. Rainfall early in the season safeguarded against summer heat spikes, bestowing a poignant balance that underpins this vintage’s structure. The result? A poised and sumptuous depth elegantly captured by Chateau Troplong Mondot.

 

Threads of Complexity and Grace

Tasting this noble elixir reveals layers upon layers—each sip unfurling like silk on the tongue. The 2019 Troplong Mondot astutely balances ripeness with subtlety; dark fruit notes marry with an atmospheric minerality reminiscent of its prestigious limestone estate. Integrated, silky tannins suggest a longevity worthy of any serious investor’s cellar.

What distinguishes this vintage is its exquisite architecture—a nuanced precision championed by the likes of winemaker Aymeric de Gironde's delicate craftsmanship. It is a wine to be savoured now yet will reward those who allow it to reveal its full storied grandeur over time.

 

An Investment Grade Vintage

In alignment with top-tier Bordeaux vintages, the investment prospects for the 2019 Troplong Mondot are robust. With poised acidity and impeccable balance, this vintage stands as a testament to sublime winemaking in challenging climatic circumstances—a beacon calling to those looking to augment their sophisticated collections.

Troplong Mondot’s legacy—married beautifully with the peculiarities of 2019—fortifies this vintage as not only a delight to quaff but also a prudent investment. One might say this bottle encapsulates an era, ingraining itself into the annals of fine wine heritage—as destined for glory as it is crafted for enjoyment.

Market price (CAD)

$1,330.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

47.06

Scores and tasting notes

96-98

The 2019 Troplong Mondot is a blend this year of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 10th to the 25th of September. The pH is 3.55—pretty incredible when you consider the alcohol is nearly 15%! I hasten to add that from tasting, I would have guessed this was 14.3% to 14.5% alcohol. It is the kind of wine with so much energy it practically does pirouettes on your palate. Opaque purple-black colored, the nose is fantastically floral, bursting from the glass with notes of candied violets, red roses and lavender over a core of plum preserves, wild blueberries and black raspberries with touches of garrigue, tilled soil, wild fungi and crushed rocks plus a waft of powdered cinnamon. The medium-bodied palate is like a tightly coiled spring, featuring beautifully knit layers of black and red fruits, earth and floral notes within a firm, fine-grained frame and bags of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. This is a far cry from the old-school style of Troplong Mondot from a few years back, and it is incredibly impressive. This wine is aging in French oak barriques, some larger vats, and a small proportion is in amphorae. The oak portion is 60% new.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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