Troplong Mondot 1er Grand Cru Classe 2008 (750 ml)
What a worthy rival to the prodigious 2005! This is another superb success from proprietress Christine Valette, but it is distressing to hear that this property may be up for sale. The inky/blue/purple-colored, formidably concentrated 2008 exhibits aromas of smoke, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, roasted coffee, and spice box. Boasting fabulous fruit and purity, a multilayered texture, full body, and prominent, but sweet, well-integrated tannin, this is a tour de force in winemaking from an outstanding and a perfectionist proprietor. 97 points from Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateWinery Notes: Chteau Troplong Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards rich in limestone clay soils.Powerful, well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time. In 1985, Troplong Mondot's policy of searching for new levels of quality in its wine led to the introduction of added rigor in the selection process for its top wine. This resulted in the birth of the estate's Other Wine, Mondot, which over the ensuing years has become established as a great growth in its own right with its hallmark elegance and silky tannins.