Troplong Mondot 1999
Tasting Notes Troplong Mondot 1999
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. Clearer in colour than the Grand Mayne, this has a fresh, well-defined, feminine bouquet and aromas of blackberry, bilberry and a little mint. It has a lightness, a deftness of touch that is endearing. The palate is medium-bodied, very good weight, a slightly lactic/chocolate note on the entry, moderate acidity, nice grip but nice vice-like like the 1989 or 1990. Blackberry, a touch of smoke and raspberry leaf, this Troplong Mondot is evolving impressive finesse. Lovely. Drink now-2015+ Tasted June 2009.
Elegant vanillin, black cherry, and smoky notes emerge from this textured, medium-bodied 1999. It has a dense ruby/purple color as well as an enormous, concentrated, finesse-styled personality. It is not a blockbuster, but it is a beautifully symmetrical, pure, ripe, well-balanced Troplong Mondot that will benefit from two years of cellaring and age gracefully for 14-15 years.