Château Mangot Cuvée Todeschini 2018
• Domaine: Château Mangot
• Appellation: Saint-Emilion
• Classification: Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
• Production: 6,000 bottles
"Composed of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Todeschini is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up broody notions of new leather, crushed stones and tar with a core of baked red and black cherries, mulberries and warm plums plus wafts of garrigue and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, firm and grainy in the mouth, it has loads of muscular fruit and a lively line, finishing perfumed." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (3/29/2019, Bordeaux 2018 Issue), Rating: 93-95
"The 2018 "Todeschini" from Château Mangot has a richer bouquet than the regular cuvée with precocious blueberry, cassis and boysenberry fruit laced with violets. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet candied black fruit laced with cassis and citrus fruit. I actually prefer the regular cuvée although at least this has sufficient freshness if not the refinement of some of its peers." - Neal Martin, vinous.com, (November, 2019), Rating: 90-92, Drink: 2023-2036
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