la mondotte premier grand cru classe b, saint-emilion grand cru 2017
VINOUS
96
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2017 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

VINOUS
96

Vinous

The 2017 La Mondotte is absolutely exquisite, just as it was from barrel. In 2017, La Mondotte stands out for its aromatic intensity, nuance and total translucency. Sage, mint, licorice, plum, chocolate, spice and mineral undertones all grace this striking, beautifully nuanced Saint-Émilion made with 30% Cabernet Franc in addition to its Merlot base. More than anything else, I really admire the wine's precision and tension. The 2017 is such a gorgeous Mondotte.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 La Mondotte explodes with beguiling scents of wild blueberries, black raspberries and warm plums plus nuances of lilacs, tilled soil, fallen leaves and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, crunchy blue and black fruits with a wonderfully plush texture and loads of freshness, finishing long and savory.