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2018 La Mondotte

By Chateau La Mondotte

2018 La Mondotte from Chateau La Mondotte, Saint-emilion, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux's illustrious crus, there resides a jewel known as 2018 La Mondotte from Chateau La Mondotte, which in this vintage, unearths the sheer magic of Saint-emilion's limestone terroir. This expression is one crafted amidst challenging climatic ballets yet emerges with a profile both profound and promising for ardent collectors and investors.

 

Remarkable Vintage, Remarkable Vinification

The 2018 vintage saw Bordeaux grapple with an amalgam of weather extremes. In the microcosm of Saint-emilion, however, these variances culminated in an alignment that benefitted the concentrated plots of Chateau La Mondotte, resulting in a creation that is emblematic and entrancing to the intrepid oenophile.

 

Richness Woven with Elegance

The wine itself presents a dichotomy between opulent richness and startling finesse - a hallmark of its terroir. On inhaling, it greets with an intoxicating bouquet rife with black cherries and plums, laced by an undercurrent of truffles and wet earth - quintessential hallmark notes articulated through the prism of this unique vintage. The palate is treated to an ensemble of layered complexity; velvety tannins are escorted by a fresh acidity that glistens throughout the tasteful soiree in your mouth.

A stern selection process in 2018 allowed Chateau La Mondotte to craft a\wine that speaks with authority and confidence, promising cellar maturation potential that could span decades. It stands as a remarkable investment piece with its concentration and pedigree derived from the upper echelons of enological artistry practiced within Saint-emilion.

Investors looking to secure an esteemed addition to their collection can contemplate with serene confidence knowing that the 2018 La Mondotte is poised to evolve into a future classic. Assembled not only from exceptional fruit but also proprieties inherent only within this particular vintage's narrative arc, this wine promises fulfilment both in taste and wine investment futurity.

In summary, Chateau La Mondotte's 2018 offering leaves an indelible impression - one that resonates with connoisseurs drawn to the alchemy between storied vintages and expert winemaking – an undeniable exemplar of viticultural excellence waiting to unfurl its potential with grace through temporal passage.

Current market price

HK$15,460.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

95.29

Scores and tasting notes

96-99

Intense raspberry and plum compote flavors show juicy energy, backed by a liberal dose of roasted apple wood notes. Grippy and still a bit chewy, but the drive is there, along with a buried mineral edge that lingers.—J.M.

James Molesworth - Wine Spectator - April 2019

97-98

Wow. This is very dense and powerful with linear tannins and vivid acidity that run straight through the center of the wine. It’s full-bodied with great freshness. Loads of blackberry character and a salty-mineral undertone. Extremely long in the finish.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com - April 2019

97

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 La Mondotte strolls nonchalantly out of the glass with expressive scents of plum preserves, blueberry compote and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by suggestions of candied violets, licorice, hoisin and black truffles with a waft of ground cloves. It's medium to full-bodied with seriously impressive tension and wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins supporting the generous black fruit preserves layers, finishing with amazing length and loads of panache. It will require a good 4-5 years to unlock some of its finer nuances, then drink this powerhouse over the next 25+ years.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2021

94-97

The 2018 La Mondotte is one of the highlights in this vintage. A rich, extravagant Saint-Émilion, La Mondotte retains a surprising amount of nuance and detail for a wine of its size. Crème de cassis, lavender, mint, spice and licorice all run through this sumptuous, full-throttle wine. Bright saline notes add energy and vibrancy. Simply put, the 2018 is stunning.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous - April 2019

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