Troplong Mondot 2003
Tasting Notes Troplong Mondot 2003
Very deep garnet-black. Warm plum, cedar, tobacco and mocha make for a very alluring if somewhat contrasting nose on this young wine. The palate is very tight, with firm, slightly astringent tannins and the faintest touch of bitterness hinting over zealous extraction. This is however a minor point as the wine is wonderfully rich, full bodied and concentrated, and aptly balanced by medium+ acidity. Very long finish. Drink now to 2028. Tasted February 2009.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's '10-Year On' tasting in London. The 2003 Troplong Mondot has another soft, smudged fruitcake, raisin and anis tinged bouquet with a slight charred not underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with a lively, quite attractive entry of leather, cedar-tinged dark berry fruit infused with leather and spice. It is missing some tension and freshness towards the finish that shows more grip and persistent than some of its peers. However, my feeling is that it may begin to dry out after another couple of years. Tasted March 2013.