Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St.Emilion)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2018 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Château Troplong Mondot
Figuring among the spearheads of the Saint-Emilion appellation, Château Troplong-Mondot stands as a model, with the quality of its wines born above all through passion. Established on the highest point of the appellation, it was initially called Château Mondot and belonged to Romain Desèze, defender of King Louis XVI. It was later owned by Raymond Troplong, a lawyer and politician, who acquired it in 1850 and gave it its final name.
The Domaine is now owned by the SCOR Group since 2017, with Aymeric de Gironde taking the reins as general manager, wanting to make Troplong-Mondot one of the greatest wines on the international wine scene.
The 2018 Troplong Mondot is a blend of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak. Its vivid purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, cassis, crushed flowers, and beautiful earthy minerality. Medium to full-bodied, ultra-pure, balanced on the palate, it has a beautiful chalky minerality on the finish. While the style has changed dramatically with the arrival of Aymeric de Gironde, the quality is nevertheless world-class.
Food Matches: Red Meat, Lamb, Chicken, Cheese