ready-keep2011 Château Troplong Mondot, St Emilion

Product: 2011-0750-01-8015141
  • Wine Advocate
    91-93+/100
  • Robert Parker
    91-93+/100
  • Wine Spectator
    91-94/100
  • Ready, but will keep

Description

The wine boasts a dense blue/purple color as well as aromas of black raspberries, blackberries, acacia flowers, espresso, toasty oak, and a sweet, mossy, foresty character that ranges from an autumnal, vegetative smell to minerality. Opulent, dense and strikingly rich and extracted with moderately high tannins, this is one of the bigger, richer wines of the vintage. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25.

Christine Valette has turned in another impressive performance, although despite its obvious success, the 2011 will never be compared with what she achieved in the three previous vintages, 2008, 2009 and 2010, not to mention the monumental 2005. Yields were 41 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc hit 14.5% natural alcohol.

(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2012)

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{color}Red{color}                                                              
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[] Wine Advocate:: 91-93+/100
[] Robert Parker:: 91-93+/100
[] Wine Spectator:: 91-94/100
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