Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé

Een levendige wijn met een spannend smaakpalet dat een geweldige balans kent. Het peperige randje geeft extra body aan het geconcentreerde, rijke zwarte fruit. Tegelijkertijd behoudt de wijn een aangename frisheid en mineraliteit, met mooi geïntegreerde tannines voor een fluweelzacht mondgevoel.

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Château Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classé

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Deze wijn is beschikbaar rond juni 2026

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Omschrijving

De geschiedenis van deze 1er Grand Cru Classé gaat terug tot 1745 toen het nog Domaine de Mondot heette en deel uitmaakte van Château Pavie, nu 1er Grand Cru Classé A. Met de komst van Raymond Troplong in 1850 werden de twee namen samengevoegd en Château Troplong Mondot was een feit. Wijnhandelaar Alexandre Valette kocht begin 1900 het kasteel. Christine Valette-Pariente en haar man Xavier Pariente hebben het kasteel in 2017 verkocht aan verzekeringsmaatschappij SCOR, waarna het een ware renaissance heeft ondergaan onder leiding van Aymeric de Gironde. 

Het domaine omvat 30 ha aan de noordoostkant van Saint-Émilion. De grond is rijk aan kalksteen en beplant met 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc en 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Oogst geschiedt geheel handmatig. De lagering vindt plaats gedurende 18 maanden op barriques waarvan 75% nieuw is. Ook hier is de goeroe oenoloog Michel Rolland al sinds 1980 in dienst. In juni 2021 is restaurant Les Belles Perdrix er geopend, in 2022 onderscheiden met een Michelinster.

Details

Type wijn: Rode Wijn
Formaat: Fles (75 cl)
Land: Frankrijk
Druivensoort met percentage: Cabernet Franc 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%, Merlot 84%
Regio: Bordeaux
Substreek: Saint-Émilion
Smaak: Rood Fruit en Fluweel Zacht
Jaargang: 2023
Landbouw: Duurzaam
Alcohol: 13
Drinkbaar vanaf: 2029
Houdbaar t/m: 2047
Oogst: Handmatig

Scores

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Robert Parker A blend of 84% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2023 Troplong Mondot unwinds in the glass with aroma of black raspberries, mulberries and cherries mingled with notions of iris, licorice, black tea and spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's textural and mouthfilling, with the mid-palate density so typical of this terroir, its concentrated core of fruit framed by beautifully polished tannins and succulent acids.

As I've written before, it's hard to think of any estate in contemporary Bordeaux that has witnessed a revolution more profound than that effected by Aymeric de Gironde at Troplong Mondot since his arrival here just after the 2017 harvest. The château itself sits at the peak of a dome of clay (known to geologists as molasses de l'Agenais) some 11-12 meters thick that has never been eroded away, and it's the vines that grow here that represent the heart of Troplong Mondot. These clays were compacted, so one of de Gironde's first initiatives was to work to undo that, ploughing by horse and employing cover crops. But Troplong's vineyards aren't limited to this dome: they encompass a range of altitudes from 40 to 110 meters above sea level, ranging onto the plateau toward the town of Saint-Émilion and almost to its edge to the south, obligating a broad window of harvesting dates, with greater attention paid to avoiding over-ripeness. Other evolutions have occurred in the winery and cellar: malolactic fermentation now completes in tank instead of in barrel, and the percentage of new oak is much reduced and, more importantly, less impactful in profile. All of which has brought new aromatic range and textural finesse and, above all, better balance to wines that, in trying to push the boundaries, in the past tended to exceed them. Having tasted Troplong Mondot back to 1959 over the years, I can attest that this site, well-farmed, is never going to produce light, ephemeral wines: power can be taken for granted. What's less self-evident is to render that power with finesse. Troplong Mondot's recent run of vintages has consistently achieved just that.
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Vinous The 2023 Troplong Mondot is simply stunning. It's one of the best wines yet made under the direction of Aymeric de Gironde. Towering and statuesque, the 2023 explodes out of the glass with tons of vertical energy. Dark red-toned fruit, licorice, spice, lavender, mocha and pencil shavings are some of the many notes that infuse the 2023 with character. The combination of soaring aromatics, chiseled fruit and a limestone-infused finish is nothing less than captivating. What a wine. Aging is in 60% new oak, 22% 20hL foudre and 18% once-used oak. Tasted two times.
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James Suckling A tight and very focused young Troplong with freshness and finesse that adds plenty. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a vivid finish. Lots of blackberry and blueberry character. It really opens and envelops your palate, caressing every square inch. Cashmere-like texture. The limestone comes through beautifully.
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Decanter Smells quite buzzy and tangy on the nose. Fresh and clean, high toned, bright and expressive with red fruit. Tangy, a little bit of sherbet with just ripe plum, lots of crisp cranberry and blueberry alongside strawberry once the acidity settles. Softly saline on the finish with notes of wet stones and graphite. When it’s bottled and released this will be delicious. A top second wine. 3.45pH. Ageing 12-13 months, 50% tanks and 50% one year barrels.
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