Sunday, September 02, 2007

Big Pimpin'

Had this at the store today... 1999 Chateau La Mondotte. A right-banker from the St. Emilion region of Bordeaux. Beautiful, opulent dark fruit, like blackberries lightly sauteed in butter, with a side of toast, please. Finish: long, like a slow day at work. 80% Merlot and 20% Cab Franc. A long time ago, when I first started drinking wine, it was Blackstone Merlot. This is way better by a thousand times. Is it worth $350 a bottle? It's beyond my price point...but it is phenomenal.


Anonymous said...

Hi Veronica,

" La Mondotte" is a mind-boggling wine, no doubt!
Yes, the price is unbelievable. The winery is owned by Stephan Graf von Neippberg who also own Ch. Canon-La-Gaffeliere.
BTW, if you like right-bank wines from Pomerol or St. Emilion keep your eyes open for 2000 or 2003 La Fleur de Boüard. It is a second wine from the Angelus owner Mr. Boüard and comes from Lalande de Pomerol. This wine is a steal for around 30-35 Euro. I know you will like this wine! :))

Martin "BerlinKitchen"

V said...

I will seek it out. Thank you Martin!