la mondotte premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2000
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2000 la mondotte premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru

Why We're Buying

La Mondotte (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru) is a classic Bordeaux red blend. It's 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc, with each grape coming from 50-year-old vines. The estate, which ages the blend in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months, only releases 1,000 cases of wine per year.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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. 98+ Points