STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
In 1850, Raymond Troplong became the owner of this Right Bank estate. Following in the custom of the time, the new owner, Troplong combined the name of the land with his last name and came up with Troplong Mondot. During his tenure at Troplong Mondot, he increased the size of their vineyard until it reached the exact size it remains today. Since 1980 the estate has been managed by Christine Valette, things quickly changed for the better. A focus on reduction in yields to improve concentration, improved rigourous grape selection in the winery. later harvesting, and a diligent focus on vinifing their wines on a parcel by parcel basis; all of these enhancements combined toward such a rise in quality that today the Chateau is roundly recognised as one of the very top right bank estates in Bordeaux.
65% aged in New Oak for 16-18 months
Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. I'm not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades. 99 Points Robert Parker The Wine Advocate.