Troplong Mondot 2007
Tasting Notes Troplong Mondot 2007
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Troplong Mondot 2007 is much more reserved on the nose that I expected. Very well defined with more mineralite showing through. Wonderful lift and expression. The palate is taut on the entry with tensile tannins, very good acidity and tension, very focused towards the finish with blackberry, cassis and a touch of spice, such panache on the finish. Tasted January 2011.
A brilliant 2007 from proprietor Christine Valette, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from yields of 27.5 hectoliters per hectare, and hit 13.5% natural alcohol. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of acacia flowers, blueberries, blackberry liqueur, graphite, and smoke. As the wine sits in the glass, it blossoms beautifully to display a raspberry-infused, rich personality with tremendous opulence, a layered mouthfeel, elegance, superb purity, sweet tannins, and low acidity. Drink this beauty now and over the next 10-15 years.