Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur | Château Troplong Mondot
"Inky in colour, this is utterly gorgeous. So much purity and definition" Jane Anson
Long gone are the days of over-extracted Saint Emilion. A new chapter has opened, and Chateau Troplong Mondot is at the forefront of this revolution. Sporting one of the purest and most chiselled structure in the appellation, the new 2020 vintage at Chateau Troplong Mondot shows the fruits of a marriage between man and his terroir. Winemaker Aymeric de Gironde is humble in his words when reporting on the success of the vintage to The Wine Advocate. He comments this exceptional quality can only be attributed to the unique terroir at Tropolong - an intricate patchwork of limestone and clay which trapped water reserves during winter, pivotal during the warm summer. Deep inside, we all know it is not just the terroir. Aymeric is an exceptional winemaker, and the vibrant personality of this new vintage is a testament to his mastery.
"Utterly gorgeous" in eyes of Jane Anson, this Troplong Mondot is "a push and pull that goes from power to lightness of touch." The wine critic position this new 2020 vintage at the pinnacle of Saint Emilion, offering a very promising 97 Points and a drinking window spanning from 2028 to 2044. Lisa Perrotti-Brown suggest this might well end up above the 97 mark, as she find a "vivacious wine, chock-full of plump, juicy fruits and savory sparks."
This promises to be a remarkable vintage for the estate and we encourage you to make some space for this little jewel of Saint Emilion.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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CHATEAU TROPLONG MONDOT
Saint Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classé
€ 504 per 6 Bottles IB
€ 510 per 3x150cl Magnums
€ 371 per 1x300cl Double Magnum
€ 719 per 1x600cl Imperial
Blend: 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc
97 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter
Inky in colour, this is utterly gorgeous, so much purity and definition on the nose. Things start out intense, with crushing tannins, then it steps up and back, with a delicate but juicy slate and crushed rock minerality flooding in. Great physicality, with a push and pull that goes from power to lightness of touch. I assume it will gain a little more weight over ageing, but this is exceptionally well controlled. Crushed blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, with chalky tannins and savoury Cabernet florals. 60% new oak. 3.53pH. The new cellar will be used for vinification from the 2021 vintage, with this vintage aged in the new barrel cellars. No malolactic fermentation in barrel since the 2019 vintage. Just 2mm of rain in July and 30mm in August but the deep clay-limestones at Troplong kept their freshness, and there were no blockages in ripening. Thomas Duclos consultant. Drinking Window 2028 - 2044
95-97+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
The 2020 Troplong Mondot is composed of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, harvested from 4th September and lasting for about three weeks. The pH is 3.53, the IPT (tannin index) is 75 and the alcohol is 14.5%. Opaque purple-black colored, it opens with a vivacious burst of black fruits—stewed plums, baked blackberries and boysenberries—giving way to a fragrant undercurrent of licorice, ground cloves, cinnamon stick and lilacs, with a touch of bouquet garni. The full-bodied palate is chock-full of plump, juicy black fruits and savory sparks, framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and opulent.. Drink 2026-2052
This is an En Primeur offer with UK ETA by Summer 2023.
Limited quantities available, offered on allocation only.
Bonded Storage offered via Nexus (for UK and EU).
Payment due on invoice.