CHATEAU TROPLONG MONDOT 1990
The amazing performances of both vintages of Troplong-Mondot came as nosurprise, although I had never scored either vintage this high. Bothare broodingly backward, opaque purple-colored wines with masses offruit, extraction, and power. Both reveal chocolatey, blackcurrant,weedy tobacco-scented noses, and classic, full-bodied, powerfulflavors. Both of these wines possess massive finishes that coat themouth with extract, glycerin, and tannin. In addition, both wines areso opaque that it is impossible to see through them. The 1989 is moretannic, and potentially longer-lived. I suspect the 1990 will maturemore quickly because of its lower acidity. It is also more flatteringto taste than the less developed, dense 1989. These are two spectacularefforts from one of St.-Emilion's most noteworthy overachievers. Bothwines should be given another 8-10 years of cellaring; both will agefor three decades. Owners of these wines should feel smug about theirpurchases.
Ces bouteilles ainsi que les Magnums disponibles ont été conservés dans une cave climatisée à 12° depuis l'origine et ne proviennent pas d'une quelconque foire aux enchères.
- CHATEAU TROPLONG MONDOT
- SAINT EMILION