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Chateau La Mondotte 2000 - La Mondotte 750 ml.

$375.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 98+
WS 96

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Subregion: Saint Emilion

Varietal: Merlot; Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2000

Size: 750 ml.

La Mondotte is a tiny 4.5 hectare vineyard located just east of the St-Emilion limestone plateau between Troplong-Mondot and Tertre-Rôteboeuf. It is owned by Count Stefan von Neipperg who also owns Canon-La-Gaffelière. In the early 1990s he tried to officially merge the vineyards of Mondotte and Canon-La-Gaffelière but was thwarted in his efforts by the governing authorities on the grounds that Canon-La-Gaffelière was a St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé and Château La Mondotte was not. Incensed, he set out to prove the authorities wrong by installing a fermentation facility at La Mondotte and showing what its terroir was capable of producing. La Mondotte's clay-rich soils and the almost perfect aspect of the steep vineyards produce super-ripe Merlot grapes and a smaller proportion of Cabernet Franc grapes. These are fermented and then matured in 100% new oak barrels for 12-18 months. La Mondotte produces extraordinarily rich, opulent and intense and are now increasingly difficult to find.

SKU: A1711
Reviews
Robert Parker - 98+ See more...
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.
Wine Spectator - 96 See more...
This is really seductive, with lush boysenberry pâte de fruit, warmed plum sauce and alluring black currant reduction notes that have melded wonderfully with subtle ganache and roasted apple wood flavors. There's serious depth and power through the finish, but this is ultimately driven by a long, minerally spine. A rather ravishing wine.—2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2030. 833 cases made.

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