2006 La Mondotte, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1031525

97 points Robert Parker: "Stephan von Neipperg-s tiny jewel of a vineyard 12 acres produces the ultimate garage wine from 50-year old vines. A candidate for the wine of the vintage, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is a big, concentrated effort of extraordinary intensity and richness. A sensational bouquet of sweet blueberry, black raspberry, and black currant fruit interwoven with scents of charcoal, incense, graphite, and pain grille is followed by an extraordinarily intense, full-bodied, amazingly concentrated wine displaying elevated tannins in the finish. It is another uncompromising effort meant for long-term cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030." (02/09) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Mineral, floral and violet aromas follow through to a full body, with a firm yet polished tannins and a cedar, vanilla bean and berry aftertaste. Solid and beautiful. Best from 2013-2018." (03/09) K&L's notes - 80% merlot, 20% cabernet franc. Black color. Tons of toasty oak. Power and structure. ??*+ Ralph Sands: Huge boysenberry fruit and sweetness, leading to a classic dry finish. A bit top heavy but pulls it off. Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2009 and Dec 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion