Troplong Mondot 2018

Cult Wines Price: $1,124.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Troplong Mondot, Troplong Mondot, 2018

Tasting Notes Troplong Mondot 2018

97-98

The focus to this wine sets a new standard for Troplong Mondot with density and minerality that I have not encountered for decades. Lots of slate and white-pepper character. Tight and very dense. Full body. Balanced. Wild mineral character and freshness here. Precise.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
97

One of the stories of the 2018 vintage in Bordeaux was Troplong Mondot bringing in its first grapes on 7 September. Proof, many suggested, of director Aymeric de Gironde going too far in his quest to rewrite Troplong's powerful style. It certainly made me excited to try this wine, and I hope the sceptics were too, because this is a brilliant Troplong. Oh, and although around 80% of the grapes did come in during those first 10 days, the final harvest date was 10 October. There's clear depth just in the colour alone, and impressive complexity on the nose. There's still a whole lot of Troplong strength and concentration here, you can't get away from that with these clay and flint over limestone soils, but now it is softer, with more minerality. The relatively high alcohols are apparent in the texture but not as heat. I love the persistency here, as it drags things out in the most delicious of ways, with a slate and white pepper finish. Of the new vineyards bought (4ha from Clos Labarde and 6ha from Bellisle Mondotte), everything is in the second wine this year. The château will probably ask for some sections to be included in the grand vin in the next classification in 2022. 3.56pH. Thomas Duclos consults.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
95-98

This offers a lovely display of boysenberry, cherry and plum fruit, yet stays refined and focused, relying on purity as this glides through. Has weight but feels silky, with a flinty mineral hint adding cut on the finish.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
94-97

The 2018 Troplong Mondot is a remarkable wine. All the elements fall into place in a stunning, aromatically intense Troplong Mondot that is full of character. There is a level of precision and vibrancy in the 2018 that is simply breathtaking. Black cherry, raspberry, mocha, flowers, mint and spice all meld together in this captivating, arrestingly beautiful Saint-Émilion. New oak is 60%, with lower toast levels than what was common just a few years ago. The blend is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
93-95+

The 2018 Troplong Mondot is blended of 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, with 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.56. Deep garnet-purple in color, it begins slowly with bold, bright black raspberries, ripe black plums, fresh blackberries and Morello cherries notes, giving way to underlying scents of tobacco, wild sage, Sichuan pepper, black olives, truffles and Marmite toast with hints of crushed stones and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers wonderfully fresh, energetic black fruit with a downright racy line of freshness (uncommon for this vintage) and firm, rounded tannins, finishing long with lots of mineral, earth and dried herbs layers giving beautiful electric sparks.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019

Troplong Mondot Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Troplong Mondot 2018 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,823.61 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2018 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,124.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2017 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,515.04 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2016 Chateau Troplong Mondot $2,576.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2015 Chateau Troplong Mondot $2,050.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2015 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,082.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2014 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,351.57 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2014 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,124.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2013 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,258.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2013 Chateau Troplong Mondot $738.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2012 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,587.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2012 Chateau Troplong Mondot $857.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2011 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,671.16 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2011 Chateau Troplong Mondot $881.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2010 Chateau Troplong Mondot $2,780.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2010 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,425.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2009 Chateau Troplong Mondot $3,110.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2008 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,555.44 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2007 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,362.59 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2006 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,757.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2006 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,852.00 6x150cl
Troplong Mondot 2005 Chateau Troplong Mondot $3,922.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2004 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,197.28 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2003 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,568.30 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2002 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,373.61 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2001 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,957.69 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2000 Chateau Troplong Mondot $2,745.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1999 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,461.77 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1998 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,674.83 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1997 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,131.16 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1996 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,527.89 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1995 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,588.51 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1990 Chateau Troplong Mondot $5,715.66 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1989 Chateau Troplong Mondot $3,577.70 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1986 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,968.71 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1982 Chateau Troplong Mondot $1,571.98 12x75cl