CHÂTEAU TROPLONG MONDOT, SAINT-ÉMILION PREMIER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ
BORDEAUX, FRANCE 2015
“A tour de force that readers need to snatch up” (Jed Dunnuck).
“One of the stars of the vintage” (Antonio Galloni).
“This pedal-to-the-metal beauty is the ultimate indulgence” (Lisa Perotti-Brown).
If you’re like us, glowing reviews like that will have surely peaked your interest! The wines of Château Troplong Mondot represent some of the most ethereal examples from Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion and are in a class all their own. 2015 saw an incredibly warm and dry growing season, which was ideal for perfectly ripe Merlot in the Right Bank’s clay and limestone soils. The best wines are boldly structured and concentrated, with firm tannins and beautiful aromatics, and (as the stellar report card would suggest) Troplong Mondot’s 2015 is among the crème de la crème of the bunch.
With a history dating back to the 1700s, Troplong Mondot has seen a series of owners who have all left their marks on the estate. The 1989 vintage seemed to usher in a new wave for the storied château, and Troplong Mondot has been nearly unstoppable since with a series of truly excellent wines. Stylistically, the wines are always bold and rich, but never heavy—the best vintages find that ideal balance between power and finesse. Troplong’s vineyards have impressive variation, including a small area of gravel-based soils, unique in Saint-Émilion. This section is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2015 is made up of 8% Cabernet (unusual for the estate), which gives a layer of complexity that distinguishes this wine from its peers. The wine is sheer velvet on the palate, with tremendous aromas and seamlessly woven flavors of dark cherry, blueberry pie, cocoa, and tobacco spice. Decant for several hours now, or hold on for a few more years; the structure of this wine suggests it’ll have longevity for another 10–20 years. This is an offer for the hedonists—don’t miss the opportunity to collect your bottles with special Concierge pricing, available for one week only!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, January 9, 2020.