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2000 Château Troplong-Mondot

ITEM 8021468 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $175
Item Sold Amount Date
I8062417 5 $145 Jan 9, 2022
I8011695 3 $175 Nov 28, 2021
I8005097 2 $165 Nov 21, 2021
I7987044 1 $165 Oct 31, 2021
I7966600 1 $145 Oct 3, 2021
I7955599 4 $145 Sep 19, 2021
I7946663 2 $145 Sep 12, 2021
I7918452 1 $155 Aug 15, 2021
I7915292 1 $155 Aug 8, 2021
I7909822 1 $155 Aug 1, 2021
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are better integrated..

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...Sweet on entry, then lush and densely packed in the middle, with terrific depth of flavor and backbone. Very ripe yet cool flavors of blackberry, espresso and licorice. A powerfully constituted wine...

92Wine Enthusiast

A soft, rich wine that bears all the classic qualities of the Valette family’s winery - a strength of line along and complexity. The fruit is ripe, ultra-generous, but is still tempered with layers of acidity and soft tannins.

91Wine Spectator

Lovely berry, cherry and spice, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a pretty mineral and berry aftertaste. A sexy and refined red.

17.5Jancis Robinson

...Exotic treacle. Looks relatively youthful. Exotically ripe nose. Voluptuous and only just sufficiently reined-in. Chewy, sandy tannins...

PRODUCER

Château Troplong-Mondot

ChâteauTroplong-Mondot was elevated to Premier Grand Cru of the St.-Emilion appellation in 2006. With almost 70 acres, the estate is one of the largest in St.-Emilion, on the right bank of the Gironde River that bisects Bordeaux. The vineyards are on a steep hillside that rises to 100 meters, and the soils are a thick limestone layer under dense clay. The château itself was built in the 18th century though it takes part of its name from Raymond Troplong, who acquired it in 1850 and continued the estate’s reputation for making excellent wine. Today the estate is owned by the Valette family, which also owns Château Pavie, adjacent to the Troplong-Mondot estate. The vineyards are planted to 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. About 90,000 bottles of Château Troplong-Mondot are produced annually. The estate also makes a second wine, simply called Mondot, which typically wins compliments from reviewers. Up to 30,000 bottles of Mondot are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.