This fabulous vineyard was never exploited until Stephan von Neipperg took it over in 1996. Situated on a perfectly exposed slope planted in limestone and clay, the vines average 50 years of age, and are cropped at low yields (in 2005, the yields were 20 hectoliters per hectare). As do many of Bordeaux's avant garde garage wines, La Mondotte sees a Burgundian-styled pre-fermentation cold maceration, pigeage, and aging on its lees with no serious clarification prior to bottling. The inky/purple-tinged 2005 reveals gorgeous aromas of roasted herbs, incense, Asian spices, graphite, coffee, and oodles of blackberry and black cherry fruit. The limestone soils provide a freshness and distinctive minerality. This powerful, multidimensional, full-bodied, rich St.-Emilion exhibits a hint of unctuosity (the wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc), high tannins, fresh, lively acidity, and an exceptionally long aging curve... Robert Parker
Martin G Rivard
Great 100 pointer which is awesome now but will be epic with some additional time in the bottle.
Great 100 pointer which is awesome now but will be epic with some additional time in the bottle.9.3
Martin G Rivard
This was a Great wine to drink after the Pinot. Great body and nose in comparison to the burgundy. A huge hit among all those in attendance
This was a Great wine to drink after the Pinot. Great body and nose in comparison to the burgundy. A huge hit among all those in attendance9.3
Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard
Very very nice!
Very very nice!9.5