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Château La Mondotte
- Bordeaux, France
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 La Mondotte needs a little coaxing before bursting onto the scene with flamboyant scents of plum pudding, blueberry compote, blackberry pie and red roses. Further swirling reveals provocative, emerging notes of sandalwood, cracked black pepper, baker's chocolate, unsmoked cigars and crushed rocks plus a waft of black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in poise and sophistication, featuring the most exquisitely ripe, velvety tannins and amazing freshness, beautifully countering the intense blue and black fruit layers, finishing with epic length and loads of mineral sparks. Breathtaking!" 97-99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate
"Deep in color, with a complex array of aromas ranging from flowers, black and red fruits, espresso, licorice, wet earth, mint and thyme. On the palate, the wine is lush, round, velvety, and intense. Long, mouth-filling and expansive, the wine builds and grows on the palate. The initial attack is not strong, but the finish keeps on building, which is a good thing, because the refined textured fruits, with their purity and freshness is with you for over 50 seconds. Blending 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc." 97-99 points, Jeff Leve
"The 2019 La Mondotte was picked on 19 September to 7 October at 51hl/ha and matured in 70% new oak (this appears to be lowered since a decade or so ago when it regularly saw 100%.) It boasts and opulent, quite ravishing bouquet with red berry fruit, sage, cedar and hints of camphor imparting a light medicinal tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and very lithe tannins that imbue this La Mondotte with a creamy texture. This is another Saint-Émilion without a hair out of place, very sensual and for want of a better word, almost nubile. The 70% new oak is an assiduous decision and allows the terroir to come through on the finish. Excellent." 93-95 points, Neal Martin Vinous
"Tight and linear red with blackberry, chocolate and fresh-mushroom character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with tight, chewy tannins and an attractive, chocolate and bitter-citrus aftertaste. Love the lively acidity at the finish. Minerally." 97-98 points, James Suckling
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Merlot|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Hearty Red|
SOMMELIER SELECTION, ‘LAST FEW’ AND GIFTS
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