2006 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • NM 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2006 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
A wine that succeeds in combining great depth of flavor and structure with an impressive array of flavors. On top of the tannins is juicy black fruit cocoa a welter of spice and ripeness. The acidity and new wood put the... A wine that succeeds in combining great depth of flavor and structure with an impressive array of flavors. On top of the tannins is juicy black fruit cocoa a welter of spice and ripeness. The acidity and new wood put the wine into a more modern style. Wait for at least 5-7 years.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Troplong Mondot ’06 has a rounded, opulent bouquet, well-defined, primal, superb definition with real minerality coming through. Tightly wound. They palate is... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Troplong Mondot ’06 has a rounded, opulent bouquet, well-defined, primal, superb definition with real minerality coming through. Tightly wound. They palate is medium-bodied with a dense structure, a rigid backbone here, a structure that needs time to soften. Charcoal-infused black fruits, rather introspective towards the finish. Broody…but compelling. This is a long-term proposition and I prefer it to the recent ’09.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
It could be easy after tasting the monumental 2005 to dismiss the 2006 Troplong Mondot but don't be so foolish. Proprietress Christine Valette has turned out another exceptional performance. Of course this is not the... It could be easy after tasting the monumental 2005 to dismiss the 2006 Troplong Mondot but don't be so foolish. Proprietress Christine Valette has turned out another exceptional performance. Of course this is not the 2005- a singular vintage that will be difficult to duplicate in a 20-30 year span but the 2006 Troplong Mondot is an impressive powerful broad surprisingly masculine and deep effort. Its inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by an exceptional bouquet of powdered rock blackberries blueberries spring flowers and hints of camphor as well as espresso roast. The wine is full-bodied with a layered multidimensional texture sensational purity and structure and elevated levels of tannin concentration and richness. Forget it for 7-8 years and drink it over the following 20-25 years.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Bright deep ruby-red. Brooding aromas of crushed blueberry bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Rich broad and sweet with an almost liqueur-like ripeness of dark berries leavened by brisk acidity and firm minerality. Lots... Bright deep ruby-red. Brooding aromas of crushed blueberry bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Rich broad and sweet with an almost liqueur-like ripeness of dark berries leavened by brisk acidity and firm minerality. Lots of lift and life here for such a lush creamy wine. Finishes with big sweet building tannins and terrific palate-staining length. This should enjoy a long evolution in bottle. 93 points
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Coffee cedar blackberry and tobacco aromas follow through to a tight powerful palate. This is full yet very reserved with silky polished tannins. Best after 2014. 5330 cases made. -JS