The 1999 Troplong Mondot has a fresh bouquet of black currant, lavender, juniper berry and light floral scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and good body but not much complexity. Moderate in terms of freshness, this feels as if it has reached full maturity. The rather rustic, “big-boned” finish delivers grip, if not quite enough flesh. Fine. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the estate.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029
Robert Parker 90
Medium garnet colour. Earthy nose with notes of blackberries, cloves, black pepper and tobacco.Very firm somewhat astringent tannins slightly dominate the elegantly fruited palate. Medium+ acidity and a long minerally finish. Drink now to 2015. Tasted November 2008.
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015
Light, maturing crimson. Ripe nose without that much underneath. A little spiciness, lots of dustiness. Again, marked acidity and still some tannins. This has potential for development though.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015