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Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru Classe 2018


Antonio Galloni captured in his review what a lot of people said out loud at the last Bordeaux tasting I went to with Troplong Mondot… wow! What a change in style and what a beautiful wine. 2018 was the first vintage of the new Wine Director, Aymeric de Gironde. As such, you can immediately tell this is not one of the big, bad Troplong Mondots of old.

Instead, it’s a refined, revamped wine that doesn’t hit you over the head with fruit, but instead kills you with the attention to detail, the precision and the incredible balance. As Galloni wrote, “The 2018 Troplong Mondot will take readers aback who haven’t tasted these wines in a few years.” But clearly he was a fan. He finished his review: “The 2018 is regal, refined, and absolutely exquisite”

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98 Points, James Suckling
This is a very linear red and layered at the same time, showing blackberry, blueberry, black-truffle, bark and stone character. Chalk and minerality, too. It’s full-bodied and well framed with gorgeous intensity and freshness. Muscular with wonderful structure and brightness. Salty and savory notes on the finish. Try after 2024.

97 Points, Lisa Perotti-Brown
The 2018 Troplong Mondot is a deep garnet-color. It hops playfully from the glass with notes of juicy plums, fresh blueberries, and kirsch, leading to hints of cinnamon stick, allspice, and lilacs. Full-bodied, vivacious, and refreshing, the palate delivers plush tannins and bags of bright fruit, finishing with great length and a real skip in its step.

97 Points, Vinous
The 2018 Troplong Mondot will take readers aback who haven’t tasted these wines in a few years. Stunning in its aromatic presence, the 2018 is silky, medium-in body and super-refined. Once again, I am blown away by the wine’s total sense of precision. The Cabernets are only 15% of the blend, and yet the 2018 is so strongly marked by floral and savory accents. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, rose petal and lavender all build in the glass. The 2018 is regal, refined and absolutely exquisite.

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