La Mondotte 2015

Cult Wines Price: £865.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau La Mondotte, La Mondotte, 2015

Tasting Notes La Mondotte 2015

99-100

A phenomenal La Mondotte. The purity and intensity is so amazing. Full body, super fine and creamy tannins. The clarity is great. You can see that they have pulled back on the new wood and went for transparency. Wow.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-96

The 2015 La Mondotte is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc picked on 18 September and 7 October respectively, then aged in 80% new oak after a 33-day vatting. It has a dense, opulent and very concentrated bouquet that is driven by the super-intense Merlot, though as I mention in my accompanying introduction, the alcohol is contained and not at all apparent. The palate is very well balanced with rounded, supple tannin. There is a lot of weight in the mouth here, very focused and intense with blackberry and raspberry fruit, fine mineralité and tension, leading to an almost pixelated finish. This is an impressive La Mondotte for sure, though the 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere might offer more intellect.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
93

Made from old Merlot vines, some of which date back to the early 20th century, this is a super concentrated wine that’s hunkered down behind a wall of tannin at the moment. Dense, oaky and built for the long haul, it’s tricky to taste now. Its track record suggests that it will age well. Drink: 2022-30

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
91-94

A lush, modern style, with plum sauce and raspberry påte de fruit flavors backed by a broad swath of melted red licorice and sweet spice notes. Features the caressing feel of the vintage as well.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
16.5

85% Merlot, 80% new oak. Blackish crimson. Exotic, opulent nose. Not the massive wine of yesteryear. Quite controlled and just about enough refreshment. Chewy tannins on the end. Not so much my style as its stablemates Clos de l'Oratoire and Canon La Gaffelière, but some will prefer it. Unlikely to be such good value though. Awkward tannins on the end.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

La Mondotte Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
La Mondotte 2018 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2017 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2017 Chateau La Mondotte £650.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2016 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2015 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2015 Chateau La Mondotte £865.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2014 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2014 Chateau La Mondotte £760.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2013 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2012 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2012 Chateau La Mondotte £675.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2011 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2010 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2009 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2009 Chateau La Mondotte £2,350.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2008 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2008 Chateau La Mondotte £1,050.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2007 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2006 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2006 Chateau La Mondotte £1,050.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2005 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2004 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2003 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2002 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2001 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2000 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1999 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1998 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1997 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1996 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1995 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1989 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1986 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1982 Chateau La Mondotte POA 12x75cl