Robert Parker 85
Tasted from magnum, since presumably no bottles remain at the winery, the 1986 Troplong-Mondot has a rather fatigued, leathery bouquet with touches of mushroom coming through. It feels enervated. The palate is better with modest black fruit, balanced if just lacking much in the way of complexity. I suspect this was drinking better between 10-15 years, so my advice is to pop open any bottles you might have in the not too distant future or load up on superior vintages from the last decade. Tasted July 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2018