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Château Troplong Mondot 2008

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Information on Château Troplong Mondot ** :

The property on which Troplong Mondot's vineyard is planted has existed since the 18th century.

When abbot Raymond de Sèze, from a prestigious Bordeaux family, built the current château, Mondot was already considered to be among Saint Emilion's finest wines. Raymond Troplong, who subsequently became President of the Senate, added to the vineyard in 1850 and, since then, its size has remained unchanged. His nephew, Edouard Troplong, added his name to Mondot before selling it to the Valette family.

The 30 hectare vineyard consists mainly of old vines (with an average age of 35 years, although some are as old as 90), and benefits from a perfect orientation and natural drainage, since it is located at the highest point in Saint Emilion. Managed by Christine Valette-Parienté since 1980, the quality of the wines has improved dramatically, even in the lesser vintages. The result of long maceration, they are aged in oak barrels (with at least 75% new oak each year) for a period of varying length, depending on the structure of the vintage, which can be as long as 24 months. Richly coloured, Troplong Mondot's wines develop complex aromas of liquorice, blackcurrants and spices. Incredibly profound and concentrated, they boast an exceptional potential to age.

There were already murmurings regarding Troplong Mondot's chances of promotion in the 1996 revision of the Saint Emilion classification (which takes place every ten years). Official approval arrived in the 2006 revision, when Troplong Mondot was promoted to a Premier Grand Classé ¿B¿. Read more

Best vintages for Château Troplong Mondot : 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1975, 1961, 1959, 1947

* Information published above indicates current wine characteristics.
It is not specific to the vintage.
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Buy Château Troplong Mondot 2008 : See all Château Troplong Mondot lots available for purchase (all vintages)

Lot Description Buy Vintage Starting Price (EUR) Actual price (EUR) Sale End
1 Bottle Château Troplong Mondot 1er Grand Cru Classé B BUY 1988 40€ 43€

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1 Bottle Château Troplong Mondot 1er Grand Cru Classé B BUY 1996 45€ 45€

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12 Bottle Château Troplong Mondot 1er Grand Cru Classé B BUY 1999 420€ 440€

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1 Bottle Château Troplong Mondot 1er Grand Cru Classé B BUY 2004 50€ 55€

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Tasting suggestions for Château Troplong Mondot 2008

Rating: 92/100
Tasting Notes (extracts):
"A classic blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it offers copious quantities of blue and black fruits, a full-bodied opulence, sweet tannin and a fabulous texture as well as finish." R. Parker (05/2011)

Best drinking period: A boire jusqu'en 2035

Serving T°: 16°C

Château Troplong Mondot 2008 ratings

  • Robert Parker's logoRobert Parker: 96/100
  • wine spectator's logoWine Spectator: 91/100
  • jancis robinson's logoJancis Robinson: 16,5/20
  • jean marc quarin's logoQuarin: 93/100
  • rvf's logoRVF: 17,5/20
  • iwc's logoIWC: 93(+?)/100

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