La Mondotte 1998

SubregionSt Emilion

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Tasting Notes

Score: 96+Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 96+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Off-the-chart concentration results in a character more similar to dry vintage port than Bordeaux. This opaque black/purple-coloured 1998 exhibits massive, highly-extracted flavours of blackberry and cherry liqueur, smoked bacon, coffee, and new oak. Thick, with gorgeously integrated sweet tannin, alcohol and glycerin, this is a profoundly promising, complex wine that takes concentration and complexity to the limit. Give it 5-7 years of bottle age, and enjoy it between 2006-2025. Wow!

Score: 96/98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 94/98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

The hot new super-cuvee, even more intense than Le Pin and Valandraud. A blockbuster from young superstar winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt. The wine is made from 45 year old vines -80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc from a yield of only 22 hl per ha. Production approximately 830 cases, aged in 100% new oak. Black ink colour. Molasses, leather and tar. Massive and Port-like in its concentration. This is a monster. FV 18.5.

 Farr Vintners, June 1999

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