Chateau Troplong Mondot 1996
|Brand||Chateau Troplong Mondot|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
I am still not sure which direction this wine is ultimately going to take. Its dense ruby/purple color with notes of licorice, toasty new oak, and black currant and berry fruit are certainly promising. In the mouth it is medium-bodied, but still the tannin levels are very high and the tannin a bit sharp/astringent. The wine has lost some of its austerity, but still needs to flesh out to merit a score close to 90. Patience is till a prerequisite here, but will it ever become totally harmonious? Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018. Last tasted, 11/02
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.