2015 Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint-Emilion

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Troplong is one of the biggest, most sensual, sweet-fruited wines produced in Saint Emilion in 2015, with an alcohol reading that would make most Napa winemakers blush. This is Grand Cru Classé B" as of 2012. Wine Spectator describes "exotic ripeness, with açaí berry and loganberry fruit pumping through, carried by substantial brambly tannins and backed by a long, spice- and black tea-infused finish."

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Michel Rolland
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
16 to 24 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 75% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion Premiere Grand Cru Classe
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
15.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
96
Score Wine Enthusiast:
97
Score Wine Spectator:
95
SKU #:
1WTMO15IR31T
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD99

Jeb Dunnuck

A wine I was able to taste on multiple occasions, the 2015 Troplong Mondot is a tour de force that readers need to snatch up. This cuvee comes from the cool, clay and limestone soils on the upper plateau (it’s the highest point in the appellation) and is a blend of 92% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. Sporting a deep, inky color as well as a sensational bouquet of creme de cassis, blackberry, toasted spice, licorice and spring flowers, it’s another huge wine from this estate that has perfect balance between its fruit, oak and tannin, a stacked mid-palate, and an incredible finish. I wrote "crazy good" more than once in my notes. It has enough fruit and texture to drink nicely even today, yet needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will keep for two to three decades. It's one of the great wines of the vintage.

WE97

Wine Enthusiast

In keeping with the new style from this estate, this is a powerful, opulent wine. Its density, concentration and layers of dark fruits are all of a piece, held together by powerful tannins. Touches of black coffee and spice emphasize the richness of the fruit and the opulent aftertaste. Drink from 2025. Cellar Selection 
 

JS97

James Suckling

Expressive, ripe dark plums swathed in aromas of mocha, toasted baking spices, graphite, blackberries and mulberries. The flavor-soaked palate arrives on suave, velvety tannins, delivering flavors of vibrant, concentrated dark plums, mulberries, dark chocolate and cocoa in a youthful, fresh style. Terrific wine with ultra-long finish. An essay in power and elegance. Essence-like. Best from 2020.

WA96

Wine Advocate

Blended of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak, 85% new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Troplong Mondot is redolent of warm plums, blackberry tart and blueberry pie with suggestions of underbrush, bay leaves, cedar chest and lavender plus a waft of baking spices. Full-bodied and full-throttle in the mouth, the palate is decadently packed with a solid core of black and blue fruit layers, supported with firm, grainy tannins and finishing with loads of spicy layers. This pedal-to-the-metal beauty is the ultimate indulgence for the hedonists!

WS95

Wine Spectator

Offers a gorgeous, caressing, velvety feel, with waves of warmed plum, fig compote and blackberry reduction gliding through, inlaid with notes of graphite, sweet tobacco and black licorice. A light loamy echo adds a pleasant tug of earth at the very end. Best from 2022 through 2040.