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2005 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red - Grand Cru Classe

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend - Grand Cru Classe
Producer Notes

This St. Emilion estate, which dates back to 1745, was once part of the larger domaine that included Chateau Pavie. A century later it was bought by Raymond Troplong, whose name was added to the label. Later, Alexandre Valette, a Parisian vintner, bought the estate in 1980, his great-granddaughter Christine took over the estate. In 2006 the... More »

Score
93
JR 18
IWC 96
WA 99
WS 96
Drink Dates
WA: 2018-2050 WS: 2016+
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IWC 96
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($229-$400) Full ruby-red. Spectacularly ripe nose offers plum jam, minerals, licorice, mocha and a whiff of game, all lifted by exotic flowers. Explosively ripe and sweet in the mouth, with uncanny fullness and depth to the flavors of raspberry, smoke and milk chocolate. A blockbuster of a wine with a three-dimensional texture and outstanding weight but with almost magically ripe acidity giving great precision to the flavors and drawing out the finish. Incredible melting tannins saturate the palate and front teeth. Wonderfully suave wine, the best I've ever tasted from this chateau.

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JR 18
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2016-2032

Very dark crimson. Very full and dense and serious!!! Dry rather than sweet. Great undertow of strength yet fabulous balance. Lots of dry tannin on the finish – this wine isn’t nearly ready – but it has real complexity. Long. But it clenched up in the glass.

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WA 99
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2018-2050

This estate was justifiably elevated to a Premier Grand Cru Classe in the new St.-Emilion classification thanks to the exceptional efforts of proprietress Christine Valette over the last two decades. The 2005 is one of the monumental wines of the vintage, and may eclipse their prodigious 1990. Inky/blue/purple-colored with an exceptional bouquet of Asian spices, blueberries, blackberries, truffles, cold steel, graphite, and charcoal, it hits the palate with exceptional purity, laser-like precision, a compellingly concentrated, multilayered mouthfeel, a broad, savory texture, terrific acidity, and substantial, but sweet tannins. It lives up to everything it revealed in barrel, and appears set to live for a half century or more.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2016+

Exhibits aromas of coffee, ripe fruit, wild mushroom and blackberry. Dark and very complex. Full-bodied and chewy, yet velvety and beautiful, with intense flavors of blackberry, chocolate and tobacco. Very, very long This is layered and gorgeous. 6,250 cases made.

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Author Billy the Kid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.622%
Tasted On 02/19/2013
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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Daniel F397
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.538%
Tasted On 01/18/2008

Sweeter, lighter fruit than many of the others with a ton of tannin that will of course calm down with age. Just didn'tget this one right now.

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