2005 Château Troplong-Mondot, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion

The 2005 is a blend of 90% Merlot with 5% each of Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon. The appearance is very intense and opaque, Troplong has seldom been shy of colour. The aromas here are of wonderfully ripe, blackberry fruit, with smoky, toasted oak nuances too. Very much in a muscular mould on the palate, there is plenty of substance here, with a dense core of damson-like blackfruit and notes of cassis with a creamy vanillin coating. The structure is very assertive at this stage, though the tannins are finely expressed and gripping. It retains freshness throughout and possesses a fine lingering finish.

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£2,289.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    90% Merlot
    5% Cabernet Franc
    5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Maturity
    Ready 2013 - 2024
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Château Troplong-Mondot, Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion
Château Troplong-Mondot

Once part of the same vineyards as the illustrious Château Pavie, Troplong-Mondot sits adjacent to one of St-Emilion’s biggest players. Not as well-known but a consistent producer of quality St-Emilion, much of Troplong-Mondot’s success in recent years has been attributed to having consultant oenologist Michel Rolland advising since the 1980s. It was promoted in 2006 to Grand Cru status, reflecting its increasing reputation. The estate itself was established in the late 1800s when a parcel of vines was bought by Raymond-Theodore Troplong and remained in the family until 2017, when it was bought by French insurance firm, SCOR. The vines are planted at a relatively high (for St-Emilion) elevation on the hill of Mondot, allowing for a cooler micro-climate than much of the appellation. Aymeric de Gironde took control of the estate during the 2017 vintage, and has drastically changed the style of the estate, picking earlier, and crafting elegant wines that are a departure from the rich, inky wines of the Rolland era.

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