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2011 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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2011 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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87-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2012

Purple-ruby; this stains the glass.  Superripe, showy aromas of plum, blackberry jam and sweet spices.  Then very oaky and astringent in the mouth, with the black fruit flavors currently overswhelmed by mouth-drying tannins.  This wine is saved by its floral, complex perfume; otherwise I'd have serious reservations about it.  My hope is that time will bring better balance and a smoother middle palate.

95 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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