Fine Wine

May 2331, 2022
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LOT 371

Lot 371

CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 2000 (1) WA 98+ CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2000 (3) WA 96

CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 2000 (1) WA 98+
CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2000 (3) WA 96
Lot 371 Details
CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE 2000 (1)

Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé
u. bn. marked & scraped label.

In two tastings this garagiste wine performed as if it were one of the wines of the vintage. Proprietor Stefan von Neipperg continues to lavish abundant attention on La Mondotte (as he does with all his estates), and the 2000 (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of graphite, caramel, toast, blackberries, and creme de cassis. A floral component also emerges as the wine sits in the glass. Extremely dense, full-bodied, and built for another twenty years of cellaring, I thought it would be close to full maturity, but it appears to need another 4-5 years of bottle age. It should age effortlessly for 2-3 decades. WA 98+

CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 2000 (3)

Saint-Émilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé B
u. 3 x vts. 3 x marked & scraped labels.

Extremely young with an unbelievable deep purple color, the 2000 Troplong Mondot has hardly budged since I tasted it in 2003. Two recent tastings confirmed that this is the greatest Troplong Mondot between their profound 1990 and more recent vintages such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. 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 than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine’s structure. This 2000 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring (longer than I originally predicted), and has at least two decades of drinkability ahead of it. June 2010 WA 96

4 bts.    per lot $900 - $1,100

Realised: $1,068
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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