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Chateau Troplong Mondot 2010, 12 bottles (banded owc)

Auction:
3006B
Lot:
202
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$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 3006B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 26, 2017 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Troplong Mondot 2010
St. Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classe (B)
'Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc made by Christine Valette and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland. I-m not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades." R. Parker for TWA, 99 pts. 02/13
12 bottles (banded owc)
Estimate $1,100-1,550


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Keywords

Xavier Pariente, Christine Valette, Grand Cru Classe, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Château Troplong Mondot, Grape, Merlot, Michel Rolland, Mondot, Wine

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