1989 Troplong-Mondot 750ml

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1989 Troplong-Mondot

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Bordeaux Book(1998) | 96

The 1989 Troplong-Mondot is an extraordinary wine. It is slightly less evolved than the 1990, with more muscle and tannin, but equally rich and compelling. The color is an opaque dark ruby/purple, and the wine offers up aromas of licorice, prunes, black cherries, and sweet cassis fruit intermingled with high quality toasty new oak and smoke. This is a full-bodied, rich, layered, concentrated wine that should evolve more slowly than the 1990. It is a spectacular achievement in this vintage! Last tasted 12/97.

Drink Dates: 2003-2025
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 93

Seductive. Gorgeously perfumed, loads of raspberry and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a delicious blackberry and dark chocolate aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 89
Author: zepierotti
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 09/10/2012
Score: 95
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/23/2011
Drink Dates: 2000-2020
Lovely and very right bank. Tobacco and sweet dark fruit on the nose and palate. Very smooth with fully resolved tannins. Long finish. Plenty of life left.
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Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/16/2011
No score...thhis bottle was bad and wine seems more like a vinegar...sadly :(
Score: 88
Author: DJS
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/06/2008
Drink Dates:
Deep garnet color... some lightening on the rim... Nose of cassis and minerals and tar and perhaps a hint of chocolate... Mid palate attack, with a rich coating that parallels the nose of cassis, tar, chocolate and a long, actually very long finish that adds a little spiciness. Not a particularly refined wine, but complex with tannic backbone and acidity. As the wine opens I get yet a stronger tarry and perhaps chocolaty sense with cherry undertones. As the wine opens, I sense a little bit of flabbiness of thinness and perhaps a litle bit of loss of balance in which the astringency of the tannins begins to overpower fruit. Not a wine to be savored on its own, but to be enjoyed with food.. red meat, stew....

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More Vintages and Sizes of Troplong-Mondot:

2005 (750ml)
1997 (750ml)

About This Producer


This St. Emilion estate, which dates back to 1745, was once part of the larger domaine that included Chateau Pavie. A century later it was bought by Raymond Troplong, whose name was added to the label. Later, Alexandre Valette, a Parisian vintner, bought the estate in 1980, his great-granddaughter Christine took over the estate. In 2006 the vineyard was selected to Premier Grand Cru Classe status. Thick limestone and dense clay make this vineyard perfect for growing Merlot (which comprises 90% of the vineyards). Wines produced from this estate are powerful and contain complex tannins. The remaining plantings are divided equally between Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1985 the chateau introduced the second label Mondot, which has gained clout as a grand cru in its own right. More recently Christine Valette has produced a rose called Le Clairet de Mondot.

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