Château-Troplong-Mondot Saint Emilion 2014
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Troplong-Mondot performed to my expectation now that the wine is in bottle. It has a refined bouquet with black cherries, raspberry preserve and mineral scents that gain intensity in the glass, but never get carried away. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, tensile in the mouth but surprisingly linear and conservative, at least in the first half. It is fresh and precise, then delivers the weight and concentration as it fans out on the finish, a residue of white pepper tingling on the aftertaste. This is a delicious Troplong Mondot that should age with style and grace.
Wine SpectatorSolidly built, with some heft to the core of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors. Delivers ample cut and drive thanks to the racy graphite beam. Hints of ganache and Turkish coffee add a bass line without taking away definition or purity. Best from 2022 through 2035. 5,583 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. This wine is rich and concentrated, with great weight and personality-every element seems larger than life. The ripe plum flavors are forward and juicy. The finish has a subtle warmth of alcohol. 92-94.