Chateau Troplong Mondot 2006
€ 107,69 (in Vat)
|Brand||Chateau Troplong Mondot|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
The 2006 is a marvelous effort from proprietress Christine Valette. Displaying a saturated blue/purple hue, a beautiful perfume of blackberries, violets, charcoal, and subtle pain grille, upfront fruit, a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, and a multilayered palate, it is not quite as good as the virtually perfect 2005, but it is an outstanding claret to drink between 2012-2030. This is the first vintage where Madame Valette could label her wine as a St.-Emilion premier grand cru classe ... well, we all thought so until the new classification was challenged in court by several mediocre St.-Emilion estates that were justifiably demoted. Thus, for now, a Bordeaux judge has “suspended” the new hierarchy.
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Coffee, cedar, blackberry and tobacco aromas follow through to a tight, powerful palate. This is full yet very reserved, with silky, polished tannins