La Mondotte 2000 (RP:98+) / 2004 (RP:93+) / 2008 (RP:98) / 2013

FRR00533A

Vintage

酒莊位於聖愛美倫地區的東部高地,毗鄰Troplong-Mondot莊園,佔地4.5公頃,猶如一個藏寶箱,其獨特的土壤環境具有一切有利於生產佳釀的自然條件。
酒莊的土質為黏土石灰岩,淤泥質黏土覆蓋在岩石之上。出色的水利調節系統有利於葡萄植株的根系向土層深處生長。由於坡地明顯的傾斜度,令土壤能夠自然排水,再加上充足的日照,使得這塊土地上的葡萄園具有良好的早熟性。

在名貴的葡萄品種中,有些葡萄藤年份悠久——平均株齡為50年,其中Merlot 葡萄約佔75%,剩餘的25%為 Cabernet Franc。每一年的葡萄,尤其是 Merlot 葡萄,能夠在極為有利的條件下發育成熟。
適宜的土壤環境、年份悠久的葡萄藤、先進的種植和生產理念,以及基礎設施……所有的這一切促成了佳釀的誕生。
葡萄酒的口感尤為豐腴,色澤鮮明,結構豐實,土壤賦予其一種無與倫比的細膩。這是一款稀有的葡萄酒,年產量最高僅有11000瓶,一直都為人們所渴求嚮往。

產區保護條例:
波爾多 AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Premier Grand Cru Classe

產地:
法國波爾多

釀造:
於木發酵缸30天,經輕柔垂直下壓萃取

陳年:
與酒渣一同於 100% 新木桶陳年18個月,沒有淨化和過濾。

品酒筆記:
(2000)
在兩次品酒會中, 拉蒙特(La Mondotte)的表現直逼全年最精彩葡萄酒之一。莊主Count Stephan Von Neipperg一如以往傾盡心力在這莊, 這2000年包含 80%的梅洛 (Merlot) 和 20品麗珠 (Cabernet Franc), 擁有漂亮的深紫色, 華麗的石墨香氣焦糖,烤麵包黑莓和黑醋栗花香也在杯中逐漸浮現極緻濃郁,至少可作二十年陳年,當我以為這將是接近完全成熟但它似乎需要再待個4 - 5年瓶熟更可毫不費力地陳年20 - 30年
(2008)
十分優秀的釀酒工夫,這瓶 2008 La Mondotte 是可候選成為「年度之酒」,此酒擁有結實的紫色,配以甜美桑樹、黑醋栗利口酒、黑莓、烘expresso、朱古力和多士。甜美單寧,豐腴口感,高調的性格令此酒極為驚人,有能力窖藏 20 年以上。這是一瓶難以置信的 2008,有奢華的密度和厚度。Bravo!
-Robert Parker

 

 

La Mondotte is located on the eastern part of the Saint-Emilion plateau next to Troplong-Mondot. This 4.5 hectare vineyard is an absolute gem. Its outstanding terroir (clay limestone soil with very silty clay and a rocky subsoil) has all the natural qualities to produce very great wine.Excellent hydric regulation encourages the vines to sink their roots deep into the soil. The superb sun exposure and fine natural drainage due to the steep slope make this a very early-maturing terroir. The vines are an average of 50 years old and the vineyard contains only premium grape varieties (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc). Ripening, especially of Merlot, is almost invariably early and complete.
The terroir, age of the vines, and infinite attention paid to viticulture and oenology, combine to produce truly great wine at La Mondotte.
La Mondotte is deeply-coloured, well-structured, and extraordinarily opulent. The terroir also confers unparalleled finesse. This rare wine (maximum annual production of just 11,000 bottles) is always in very great demand.

Appellation:
AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Premier Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Grape Varieties:
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Vinification:
in wooden vats for 30 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)

Ageing:
In new oak barrels (100%) on the lees for 18 months. No fining or filtering

Tasting Notes:

(2000)
In two tastings this garagiste wine performed as if it were one of the wines of the vintage. Proprietor Stefan von Neipperg continues to lavish abundant attention on La Mondotte (as he does with all his estates), and the 2000 (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of graphite, caramel, toast, blackberries, and creme de cassis. A floral component also emerges as the wine sits in the glass. Extremely dense, full-bodied, and built for another twenty years of cellaring, I thought it would be close to full maturity, but it appears to need another 4-5 years of bottle age. It should age effortlessly for 2-3 decades.
(2008)
A brilliant effort, the 2008 La Mondotte is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” The wine boasts an opaque purple color along with sweet aromas of mulberries, creme de cassis, blackberries, espresso roast, chocolate and toast. Sweet tannin, an opulent mouthfeel and a flamboyant personality make for a prodigious/compelling wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. This is an unbelievable 2008 of extravagant intensity and richness. Bravo! 
-Robert Parker

 



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