The 2009 Troplong-Mondot has a completely over the top, gregarious and raisin-like bouquet that frankly comes as no surprise given the philosophy of the estate at this time. The palate is sweet on the entry with candied black cherries, cassis and cough candy, unlike Bordeaux in some ways with a rather cloying and alcoholic finish. Now it seems like an anachronism. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits’ Ten Year On tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032
Robert Parker 96
Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Troplong Mondot bounds out of the glass with plum preserves, spice cake, mincemeat and potpourri scents plus suggestions of exotic spices, incense and a waft of balsamic. Full-bodied, super rich, concentrated and plushly textured, the hedonic fruit possesses loads of spicy layers and a very long and decadent finish. If you love wines you can stand a spoon up in, you’re gonna go nuts over this extravagant beauty.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040
Tasted blind. Mid crimson. Neat and lively and contained. Far from dramatic but no one would be disappointed by this. Just slightly dry on the end but there’s enough juicy fruit on the way there. Slightly salty and hot on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2034