2012 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From the luxury, 12-acre boutique outpost of the Neipperg family, the 2012 La Mondotte (generally 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc) has an inky/purple color, sweet mulberry, black cherry and cassis note, stunning purity and full-bodied texture. The wine’s opulence and voluptuous character compare to its greatest vintages, such as 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010. Its great terroir (clay and limestone soils) shines through with a stunning effort in the vintage.