Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru Classe 2010 | Outpoints $1500 Lafitte!
The Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru Classe 2010 is a powerful full-bodied special wine. Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc brilliantly executed by Winemaker Christine Valette.
In February 2013, Robert Parker once again posted a review that sent the wine world into a tizzy. Returning to the phenomenal 2010 vintage, the guy who makes or breaks a Bordeaux château with a stroke of the keyboard published one of the most extraordinary reviews of his career, sending the price of Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru Classe 2010 into the stratosphere.
Cellar Selection & Collector Wine – Will drink well into the 2040’s
Collector ALERT. In one of the greatest vintages in Bordeaux history, the Left Bank’s First Growths and the Right Bank’s most prestigious châteaux — Petrus, Cheval Blanc, and L’Angelus — performed brilliantly. The 2010 Château Troplong Mondot equaled the 99-point performance of Margaux while OUTPOINTING Lafite ($1,500) and Mouton-Rothschild ($1,200), at 98 and 97+ points, respectively.
To this day, it remains one of the most extraordinary bargains on the Place de Bordeaux! 48 bottles in perfect condition and provenance — each one directly from the château in Saint-Émilion — are up for grabs at JUST $229.
Winemaker Christine Valette
Made by Christine Valette and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland. I’m not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010. However, it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades. An absolutely stunning wine from this estate. Seems like Valette is on a mission to produce exquisite world-class wines with enormous aging potential. The 2010 is showing better from bottle than it ever did from barrel.
In his 99-point review, Parker described proprietress Christine Valette’s 2010 as having “a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit. In addition, the wine displays an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel, and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish.”
From a collector’s perspective, the quality-to-price ratio of the 2010 Troplong Mondot was unrivaled. Don’t wait on this – or “SOLD OUT” is what you’ll see.