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.
Robert Parker 90
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Troplong-Mondot has a meaty, slightly brettanomyces nose that nevertheless displays impressive volume, feisty black cherry and mulberry fruit, a touch of iodine developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with dark plum and cassis on the entry, full-bodied but not alcoholic, retaining that hedonism that is showed in its youth, though missing some delineation and finesse towards the “stocky,” tarry finish. Tasted January 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026