Chateau La Mondotte 2004
|Brand||Chateau La Mondotte|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
Another brilliant effort from a small, 45-year-old vineyard on the clay and limestone plateau above Pavie and Pavie Decesse, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc was cropped at 30 hectoliters per hectare. A classically structured St.-Emilion, it boasts an opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, creme de cassis, blueberries, espresso roast, and pen ink. Huge tannin, massive body, and tremendous richness as well as depth suggest it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 20-25
Winespectator / James Suckling (93)
A concentrated nose, showing intense blackberry, vanilla and cedar, with hints of raspberry. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and beautiful fruit that lasts minutes on the palate.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.