Chateau Mondot Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2019
|France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Such a sense of the limestone terroir on the nose and palate here with wet stone and graphite nuances edged with perfumed red cherries. Super smooth with a grippy but gentle texture. Well integrated tannins are lifted by the serious succulence on the mid palate, this is juicy and bright but also layered with strawberry, red cherry and blueberry fruit. Playful but also well controlled and well presented. The finish is lasting and impactful. A perky wine that is stylish and so moreish.
Pure merlot with plenty of berry and stone character. Medium-bodied with round tannins that spread across the palate. Creamy texture and a delicious, savory finish. 40% no wood. So drinkable now.
Station Plaza Wine
Had this with a beef stew and it was about as good as it gets! Alpine mint notes with very light menthol feel on the pallet. Fresh, light and just right.
The 2019 Mondot is plush, silky and delicious, just as it was en primeur. Bright red-toned fruit, cinnamon, mint, crushed rocks, blood orange and exotic spice lend gorgeous primary intensity. Soft contours and bright acids give the 2019 tons of appeal and sheer vibrancy. Aging 60% in barrel and 40% in tank, is an approach that preserves quite a bit of freshness.