Chateau Troplong Mondot 2019 is a captivating wine that showcases the incredible potential of the St-Émilion terroir. With a deep, dense color that exudes richness and concentration, it immediately captures the attention. The nose reveals an enticing bouquet of ripe blackberries, black cherries, and plums, complemented by notes of violet, cedar, and subtle hints of baking spices. On the palate, this wine displays an impressive depth and complexity, with velvety tannins that provide a solid structure and balance. The flavors unfold gracefully, revealing layers of black fruit, dark chocolate, and espresso, all supported by a backbone of fresh acidity. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of dark fruit and a touch of minerality. Chateau Troplong Mondot 2019 is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of the estate, offering a harmonious blend of power, elegance, and finesse. It promises to evolve beautifully over time, rewarding those who have the pleasure of experiencing its remarkable journey.
Robert Parker - 98 Points
"Has any Bordeaux château realized a more wholesale stylistic revolution in so short a time than Troplong Mondot? Since Aymeric de Gironde arrived at the estate in late 2017, the ultra powerful "shock and awe" style of the 2000s is out, and a new refinement is in. Of course, the deep clays that define the core vineyards around the château itself are never likely to produce light or ephemeral wines, but de Gironde has astutely understood that (to develop an analogy), when driving down hill, one can ease off on the accelerator. The 2019 Troplong Mondot is a ringing endorsement of the new direction, wafting from the glass with complex aromas of wild berries, violets, coniferous forest floor, licorice, raw cocoa and subtle spices, followed by a full-bodied, velvety and layered palate that's seamless and perfumed, its enveloping core of succulent fruit framed by rich, powdery tannins and lively acids. Harmonious and penetrating, I never thought I'd taste a wine like this from Troplong Mondot."
Antonio Galloni - 95 Points
"The 2019 Troplong Mondot is composed and beautifully-focused on the nose, well-defined with vivacious brambly red fruit suffused with minerals and black truffle shavings. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, finely proportioned, fresh yet without huge weight at the back end. This gives it a degree of elegance that is admirable. Charming and with long-term prospects. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting."