Troplong Mondot is sadly the perfect example of what I like to call a solicitor wine. Very high alcohol – 14,5% in 2008. On the nose loads of toasted oak, coffee, liquorice. Layers of sweet fruit in the bouquet, still the alcohol is quite noticeable in the nose. On the palate big and lush with a lot of sweet fruit and toasted oak. The oak and the alcohol is also quite present in the finish. No doubt this is quite a big wine – Bordeaux? well not in a traditional sense. I’m sure the readers of The Wine Solicitor will be delighted – I’m not!
A word on the style. Troplong Mondot seem to strive towards very high ripeness and alcohol, thus killing the very spirit of Bordeaux. In the 2009 Troplong Mondot they reached 15,5% alcohol!!! I rest my case!
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- Chateau Troplong Mondot 2008 March 28, 2012
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