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2009 Troplong-Mondot Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA99
  • WE97
  • ST95
  • WS92
  • CH

Reviews

WA99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
It boasts an inky/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit, an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish. This... It boasts an inky/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit, an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish. This spectacular wine is nearly overwhelming in its richness, thickness and intensity. Once all its baby fat falls away, the terroir characteristics and additional nuances will emerge. This blockbuster, fabulous Troplong Mondot will benefit from 10-15 years of cellaring and keep for three decades or more. It is not shy either, bouncing over the palate with 15.5% natural alcohol.
WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A very concentrated wine with such a stylish feel. It balances ripe berry fruits with chocolate and wood flavors in the richest, ripest combination. The wine has power, without losing its poised character. It's ready... A very concentrated wine with such a stylish feel. It balances ripe berry fruits with chocolate and wood flavors in the richest, ripest combination. The wine has power, without losing its poised character. It's ready for long aging. R.V.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(15.5% alcohol on the label!): Saturated medium ruby. Enticing aromas of cassis, coffee, mocha and licorice pastille. Hugely dense but fine-grained, offering a liqueur-like, exotic sweetness to its superripe dark fruit... (15.5% alcohol on the label!): Saturated medium ruby. Enticing aromas of cassis, coffee, mocha and licorice pastille. Hugely dense but fine-grained, offering a liqueur-like, exotic sweetness to its superripe dark fruit and chocolate flavors. For all its richness and baby fat, the wine's chalky underpinning prevents it from coming off as monolithic. Perhaps most impressive on the broad, extremely long, palate-staining finish, which features a boatload of ripe tannins and repeating sexy oak tones. This outstanding Troplong-Mondot should drink well for the next 25 years.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Very dark, with strong pastis-soaked blackberry and roasted plum notes leading the way, with layers of sweet spice, mocha and tobacco filling in on the finish. Rather lush and perhaps a touch too roasted in style for some... Very dark, with strong pastis-soaked blackberry and roasted plum notes leading the way, with layers of sweet spice, mocha and tobacco filling in on the finish. Rather lush and perhaps a touch too roasted in style for some folks, with enough just grip to keep it going. Best from 2013 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 6,288 cases made. -JM
CH
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2012
80% merlot, 10% each cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Opaque at the core with small purple rim. Not simple at all, the bouquet shows deeply concentrated aromas of sweet earth and infused fruits, along with cocoa... 80% merlot, 10% each cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Opaque at the core with small purple rim. Not simple at all, the bouquet shows deeply concentrated aromas of sweet earth and infused fruits, along with cocoa powder and vanilla. Balanced and restrained on the palate, the fruit shows ripeness, but avoids overly jammy or viscous texture thanks to well-integrated acidity. Finishes long and elegant, with spice and minerals infusing the fruit weight at the backpalate. <br> <br> This wine has generated considerable controversy because of its alcohol levels. And while there is certainly some ripe fruit to be found here, this is not a flabby fruit bomb. Rather, the wine clearly shows its specific terroir, highlighting a taut, linear profile along with a distinct graphite mineral component that is unique to the Chateau. It will be interesting to watch this wine mature over the next 30 years.

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