Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, La Mondotte, SAINT-ÉMILION, 1er Grand Cru Classé

$234 ex. GST
$269.10 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $290.61

Last Year EP $314.00-

Count Stephan von Neipperg owner.
80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.

The 2023 La Mondotte is fabulous. In fact, the 2023 is one of the best Mondottes I can remember tasting. A wine of vertical, explosive energy, La Mondotte dazzles from the very first taste. Inky dark fruit, mocha, lavender, new leather, spice and dried herbs build as this dynamic, complex Saint-Émilion shows off its compelling personality. Superb.
95-97 Antonio Galloni.

The 2023 La Mondotte was picked from September 19 to 30 at 37hL/ha with a 35-day cuvaison, aged in 40% new oak. Cut from a similar cloth to its stablemate, Canon-la-Gaffelière, this is mineral-driven and strict, much stonier than previous vintages, a touch of blood orange emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. It's a little juicier than the Canon-la-Gaffelière, with moderate and a slightly citrusy finish. This is a classy and perhaps uncharacteristically understated La Mondotte. 2028 - 2050.
92-94 Neal Martin.

A dense yet agile wine with blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and citrus aromas and flavours. Medium-bodied with fine tannins that spread across the palate, running the length of the wine and helping it to last for minutes on the finish.
97-98 James Suckling

Cool blueberries and cherries, milk chocolate. Smooth and round, tart and bright, almost searing, lots of acidity then powdery tannins make their way in with a chalky minerality. But this has some softness and charm, it's juicy and clean. It softens slightly towards the finish, just tapering, missing a touch more persistence but it's nicely pristine with lots of layers and depth in terms of texture. Just a bit coiled right now. Should be great in time.
95 Georgia Hindle, Decanter.

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