Troplong Mondot 1982
Tasting Notes Troplong Mondot 1982
This is a soft, simple, one-dimensional wine that was made before proprietor Christine Valette began to take Troplong-Mondot to the heights of the Bordeaux hierarchy. The soft, herbal, pleasant 1982's fruit is beginning to dry out. The acidity, tannin, and alcohol are starting to dominate. Drink it up. Vintages since 1986 have been another animal altogether, with magnificent wines produced in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1994. Tasted 3 times since bottling with consistent notes.
Tasted at the 1982 dinner at The Square. This has an odd nose, very earthy and mushroomy, quite bretty and slightly fecal and yet you cannot deny that there is a sense of delineation here. The palate has a sweet entry with touches of kirsch and creme de menthe, but there is a lot of volatility that renders this Troplong unstable, whilst the finish is redolent of mouldy fruit. Not particularly enjoyable, at least not after 28-years. Past its best. Tasted August 2009.