Château Troplong Mondot 2013
• Domaine: Château Troplong Mondot
• A.O.C.: Saint-Émilion
• Classification: First Growth, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Émilion
This is a wine for connoisseurs who appreciate terroir. Though adjacent to Château Pavie, Château Troplong Mondot does not highlight its location. It is up to the knowledgeable seekers to discover what a great wine this is.
"Full-bodied and atypically rich and concentrated for a 2013, it boasts beautiful blueberry and creme de cassis fruit as well as underlying chalky minerality, and good richness and concentration. It is a noteworthy homage to Christine Vallete’s brilliant efforts at Troplong Mondot, which resulted in the elevation of this estate in the 2012 St.-Emilion classification. It can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years. It has been less than six months since the irrepressible and brilliant Christine Vallette passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. I must confess that tasting at Troplong Mondot was a powerful emotional experience. However, the 2013 is clearly one of the stars of the vintage." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate, Ratings: 92-94