Popular Wines

Popular Wines
As magical and enigmatic as the world of wine can be, it’s not always easy to find your way around. Every day, inexperienced wine enthusiasts try to explore new blends and end up with a shopping list that their budget simply cannot support. Every high-quality wine is a unique, important experience, one that opens a person’s taste palate to a whole new world of flavor and pleasure. Something primal awakens within, urging you to find new and more compelling aromas and textures. But with so much to choose from, where do you begin?

When it comes to wine, popular blends are relatively common for a reason. They serve as an excellent entry point into the world of fine wine, and studying them lets you understand more obscure, complicated wines out there. A collection has to start somewhere, and these blends are often easier to get and help you develop your taste. Imagine bonding with your friends and family over a brand you’re all familiar with and able to appreciate to its fullest. Good wine offers something new, yet vaguely familiar with each glass, as your mouth picks up on subtleties in the liquid that tempt you further and inspire thought and introspection, uncorking new conversation topics and improving the mood no matter the situation.

If you’re looking for safe picks, you want to set your sights on quality brands from Italy, France, and Spain. A glass of sultry Sangiovese or Trebbiano Toscano can liven up a family meal and impress even the stuffiest guests while being a perfect partner to any traditional Italian dish you can think of. One taste of a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay is enough to let France stand out as a breeding ground of divine, elegant elixirs that can fit the taste of any enthusiast. Meanwhile, Spain offers powerful blends such as Garnacha, Bobal, or Tempranillo, helping you create memorable moments out of even the most ordinary evening. And this is only scratching the surface.

Our goal is to introduce you to popular, tested brands the same way we would introduce you to a potential soulmate. With the right mood and some good timing, you can develop a healthy, pleasurable relationship with wine that lasts a lifetime.

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  1. 1989 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    1989 Troplong Mondot
    95+
    RP
    A very youthful wine that probably will never hit the heights of the 1990 (but how many wines do?), this dense ruby/purple-colored wine has a very pure nose of roasted espresso, bl..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $260.00
  2. 1990 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    1990 Troplong Mondot
    98
    RP
    A fabulous example, the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000, 2005, and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee, bla..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $499.00
  3. 1998 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    1998 Troplong Mondot
    94
    W&S
    No written review provided | 94 W&SA fabulous effort, this sleeper of the vintage may turn out to be the finest Troplong-Mondot since the 1990. The black/purple-colored 1998 exhibi..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $160.00
  4. 2000 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2000 Troplong Mondot
    96
    RP
    Extremely young with an unbelievable deep purple color, the 2000 Troplong Mondot has hardly budged since I tasted it in 2003. Two recent tastings confirmed that this is the greates..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $219.00
  5. 2003 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2003 Troplong Mondot
    94
    RP
    Troplong Mondot’s 2003 is a brilliant success in this vintage, largely because of the limestone soils and incredibly low yields. There are nearly 70 acres of vines in product..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $230.00
  6. 2005 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2005 Troplong Mondot
    100
    RP
    The 2005 Troplong Mondot is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. It was emotional tasting this wine, thinking of the late Christine Valette, who made this compelling ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $349.00
  7. 2009 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2009 Troplong Mondot
    100
    JD
    Pure perfection in a glass, the incredible 2009 Troplong Mondot offers off the chart notes of blackcurrants, licorice, truffles and saddle leather that just soar from the glass. Th..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $219.00
  8. 2010 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2010 Troplong Mondot
    99
    RP
    Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bo..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $225.00
  9. 2012 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2012 Troplong Mondot
    97
    JD
    A flat-out gorgeous wine in the vintage is the 2012 Troplong Mondot, which sports an inky ruby/purple color to go with heavenly notes of black currants, smoked earth, plums, licori..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $135.00
  10. 2018 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2018 Troplong Mondot
    98
    JS
    This is a very linear red and layered at the same time, showing blackberry, blueberry, black-truffle, bark and stone character. Chalk and minerality, too. It’s full-bodied an..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $120.00
  11. 2019 troplong mondot Bordeaux Red
    2019 Troplong Mondot
    98
    JS
    The purity of fruit is pretty phenomenal here with blackcurrants, cherries and crushed-stone undertones. Floral notes of roses and violets, too. Full-bodied, yet this is a linear s..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $150.00
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