2010 La Mondotte



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Average critic rating : 95.31 points

99

99

The 2010, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 20 hectoliters per hectare, is showing incredibly well, combining elegance, extraordinary creme de cassis and kirsch-like fruit, and notes of licorice, incense and vanillin in a fragrant, full-bodied, massively endowed style that is neither heavy nor overbearing. The freshness and overall precision of this wine reminds me stylistically of the brilliant 1998 as well as the 2000. This wine normally drinks well reasonably young, but I suspect the 2010 is going to require 5-7 years of cellaring and keep for 25-30+ years. ||This 12-acre vineyard was recently promoted in the 2012 St.-Emilion classifications from a grand cru to a premier grand cru classe, which was entirely justified by its performance since 1996. The estate is owned by the ever-reliable Stephan von Neipperg. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

94-96

94-96

A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, cropped around 16th October and 22nd October respectively. This was punched down only three days, a slow fermentation, big problems with the malolactic (one plot unfinished and included in the blend.) The La Mondotte ’10 has a very pure, very attractive bouquet with macerated black cherries, griottes and a touch of honey that verges on marmalade. Fantastic definition. The palate is full-bodied with seamless tannins, very pure and sensual but with real backbone. Good weight in the mouth, imbued with a beguiling symmetry that reminds me of the 2005. Mellifluous on the finish. Very fine. Drink 2015-2025. Tasted March 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

96-97

96-97

This takes my breath away with dark fruits, blackberries, chocolate and spice. Full bodied, with super silky tannins and loads of beautiful dark fruits. Super silky and long. Made from 80 percent Merlot and 20 Cabernet Franc. jamessuckling.com

95-98

95-98

Shows the density of the vintage, with the charcoal, cocoa and melted black licorice notes holding sway over a core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit. Dark and brooding now, but the core of fruit remains succulent and visible through the end, with serious minerality lurking in the background. Power combined with great cut. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17

17

Dark crimson. tarry, dry and intense and angst ridden with less obvious fruit than its stablemate Canon La Gaffelière, but very ambitious, very tarry and introvert. jancisrobinson.com

18.5

18.5

Full-bodied and powerful but beautifully textured. A touch of the 'iron fist in a velvet glove'. Dense, ripe fruit on the nose with minerally lift. Suave texture and bags of tannin. Long finish. Drink 2020-2035. James Lawther, decanter.com

96-98

96-98

La Mondotte comes from a 4.5-hectare vineyard that produced wine in this vintage from the ridiculously low yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare from vines that average 70 years of age. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc formed the assemblage that will be aged in 100% new oak. The wine reached 14.% alcohol, but with one of the lowest pH numbers I found in this vintage, 3.2, there is a lot of freshness and pop to this wine. Inky black with purple accents, licorice, stone, black fruit, jam, spice and mocha aromas rocket from the glass. Concentrated with luscious, ripe, opulent berries, this tannic wine is expansive on the palate, finishing with waves of fresh, pure black cherry liqueur, licorice and minerality. I asked Neipperg if producing a wine like this was risky. He responded with a smile, saying: 'No risk, no fun.' winecellarinsider.com

90-92

90-92

This is a rich, dense, concentrated style with gobs of tannins that coat one's mouth. Clearly a modern style St Emilion that will appeal to those who enjoy density and weighty flavours. For my palate, this wine is too dense with a thick texture and flavours that are over-ripe. There is enough substance there to conclude that it is a very good wine but more freshness and lightness would improve it substantially. asianpalate.com



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