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2009 Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint-Emilion
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About Chateau Troplong Mondot

Southeast of the Mondot hill, overlooking the town of St. Emilion lies Chateau Troplong Mondot. Named for its location and its former proprietor, Gerus Troplong, this estate has been home to viticulture since 1745.

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2009 Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Troplong Mondot
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012

(15.5% alcohol on the label!):  Saturated medium ruby.  Enticing aromas of cassis, coffee, mocha and licorice pastille.  Hugely dense but fine-grained, offering a liqueur-like, exotic sweetness to its superripe dark fruit and chocolate flavors.  For all its richness and baby fat, the wine's chalky underpinning prevents it from coming off as monolithic.  Perhaps most impressive on the broad, extremely long, palate-staining finish, which features a boatload of ripe tannins and repeating sexy oak tones.  This outstanding Troplong-Mondot should drink well for the next 25 years.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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