Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Troplong Mondot, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé

$191 ex. GST
$219.65 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $238.68

Last Year EP $224.00-

Troplong this year is 84% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aymeric de Gironde - (winemaker formerly of Pichon Baron and Cos d'Estournel) describes the wine as being "silky with cashmere tannins and is effortlessly intense." It's clearly another great success at this re-vitalised property.

The 2023 Troplong Mondot is simply stunning. It's one of the best wines yet made under the direction of Aymeric de Gironde. Towering and statuesque, the 2023 explodes out of the glass with tons of vertical energy. Dark red-toned fruit, liquorice, spice, lavender, mocha and pencil shavings are some of the many notes that infuse the 2023 with character. The combination of soaring aromatics, chiseled fruit and a limestone-infused finish is nothing less than captivating. What a wine.
95-98 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

Inky plum, vibrant violet edges, shows the intensity that is signature to Troplong, combining velvety texture with a lightness of touch, tomato leaf and peony aromatics. Fresh blueberry and blackberry fruits with plenty of grilled spices and sandalwood oak effortlessly integrated even at this early stage. High Cabernet Franc in the blend, and three tanks fermented with stems (which they consider as an alternative to press).
97 Jane Anson.

A tight and very focused young Troplong with freshness and finesse that adds plenty. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a vivid finish. Lots of blackberry and blueberry character. It really opens and envelops your palate, caressing every square inch. Cashmere-like texture. The limestone comes through beautifully.
97-98 James Suckling.

The 2023 has a very well-defined and focused bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry, ground chalk and light sea cave scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a very crisp and mineral-driven entry. It's chalky in texture and quite tensile in the mouth, with a dash of black pepper on the finish. This is an individualistic Saint-Émilion that will fill out during its élevage. Very long.
95-97 Neal Martin.

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