la mondotte premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2013
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2013 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
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2013 is deep purple with a gorgeous nose of black cherry liqueur, mulberries, licorice, graphite and spring flowers. The wine is surprisingly full-bodied, round, with sweet tannin, real succulence, lush texture and a stunning finish. This is a major over-achiever in even great vintages, but in 2013 an effort like this is especially impressive. Drinking Dates: 2014-2029