2009 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note

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2009 Château Troplong Mondot  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 96

Full-bodied, ripe, lush, powerful and packed with multiple layers of sweet, black cherries, juicy plums, smoke, licorice, chocolate and hints of blue fruit on the nose. On the palate the wine is plush, opulent and palate-filling with a finish that clocks in at more than 40 seconds.

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Still dark in color, the wine pops with its smoky, blackberry liqueur essence, licorice, dark chocolate and black cherry aromatics. Full-bodied, concentrated, long, lush and rich, this is no shy sister. It is a flamboyant, showy wine with layers of ripe, and overripe fruits that leave a long, rich and intense impression. Another few years in the cellar will add more complexities to the wine.

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The wine reached 15.5% alcohol and was aged in 100% new oak. There is no sensation of heat in the wine. The color of dark, purple ink, black cherry, blueberry, licorice, chocolate, smoke, truffle, earth and spicy aromas create a beautiful perfume. Full bodied, fat, rich, intense and palate coating, this sensuous, voluptuous, sexy wine leaves a beautiful sensation of sweet, fleshy, flashy, ripe berry liqueur and chocolate.

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This deeply colored. St. Emilion offers enticing scents of licorice, fresh roasted espresso bean, plum, boysenberry, earth, spice and chocolate. Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a lush, thick, rich, sexy, corpulent, low acid style of Bordeaux wine that finishes with layers of licorice, juicy plum, black cherry liqueur and cocoa.

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2009 Troplong Mondot, 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc, is opaque with purple tints. Aromas of jammy plums, licorice, coffee, minerals, caramel, and dark berries fill your nose. Full bodied and intense, this thick, dense, wine is stuffed with ripe dark berries, chocolate, licorice, and plums. Even at 15.4% alcohol, the 2009 Troplong Mondot displays only a minor touch of heat in the palate. 94-96 Pts

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Troplong Mondot wine Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Troplong Mondot, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Troplong Mondot needs time in the cellar and decanting to show its best. On average the wine needs a minimum of 8-10 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage.

Chateau Troplong Mondot is best enjoyed in the first 10-35 years of life. Young vintages of Troplong Mondot can be decanted for 2-3 hours which allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Chateau Troplong Mondot with Wine and Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Troplong Mondot is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Troplong Mondot is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Troplong Mondot is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

If you want to enjoy life in the wine country of Bordeaux, in 2010, Chateau Troplong Mondot opened a bed and breakfast inn, right on the property! “Les Belles Perdrix” (The Beautiful Partridges) is located in the heart of St. Emilion, on a hill overlooking the picturesque village of St. Emilion. There are three different, beautiful rooms to choose from.

More than bed and breakfast, if you desire, the chateau recently hired a fabulous French chef that works with fresh, local products. Of course, guests will also receive special VIP tours and tastings at Chateau Troplong Mondot as well! In 2012, Chateau Troplong Mondot also opened a restaurant on the estate with a beautiful, outdoor patio setting that offers one of the most stunning views in St. Emilion.

As a special tip for you, the restaurant has made a real effort and boosted the amount of wines on their wine list so that now, they have one of the best wine lists in St. Emilion with wines from Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and other wine regions. Belles Perdrix was closed for 2018 as it underwent a complete renovation.

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