2008 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
95-97 points Robert Parker: "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. Give it 5-6 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following three decades." (04/09) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Definite new wood aromas here, the wine impressively dense, structured. Then there is velvet, caramel wood layer that sneaks in to give a wine that has freshness, but great elegance." (04/09) Decanter: "If Christine Valette wanted to make a statement (about the aborted 2006 classification) then she's done it with this wine. Dark, powerful, brooding, it has a massive weight of cassis flavoured fruit and tight tannic frame. Very impressive. Drink 2015-2028." Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.