JancisRobinson.com – 16+
Tasted blind. Deep ruby colour. Spicy, smoky nose of black cherry and incense. Full bodied and succulent for the vintage. Fleshy entry but drying quickly with firm tannin. Smoky oak builds to dominate the finish at this stage. A wine that focuses on power over harmony. (TP)
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2038
Robert Parker – 96
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 La Mondotte explodes with beguiling scents of wild blueberries, black raspberries and warm plums plus nuances of lilacs, tilled soil, fallen leaves and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, crunchy blue and black fruits with a wonderfully plush texture and loads of freshness, finishing long and savory.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2053