Troplong Mondot 2000
Tasting Notes Troplong Mondot 2000
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 greatest Troplong Mondot between their profound 1990 and more recent vintages such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are better integrated than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine's structure. This 2000 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring (longer than I originally predicted), and has at least two decades of drinkability ahead of it.
Served as a part of a trio of 2000 Saint Emilion wines, this stood out easily. A intense, vivacious nose with brilliant definition: blackberries, blueberries, limestone and a touch of cassis. The palate is full-bodied with wonderful balance, a symmetrical wine with layers of blackberry, plum and cassis. Sensuous, silky finish with great harmony and superb length, lingering long in the palate. Great sense of minerality with a floral flourish on the finish. This has barely started motoring, so leave it another 5-6 years. Drink 2014-2025+ Tasted September 2008.