Saturday, June 12, 2010

Troplong Mondot, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2001

Saturated purple.

Charcoal/smoke/oak spice/black raspberry/licorice/earth nose is compact and dense.

Extremely deep, loaded, fleshy, feel. Huge tannic clout kicks in on the finish, where this picks up a tidal/saline character (needs air in the worst way/built for a very long evolution in the bottle). This is totally FK and will get better for decades in a good cellar. This is another example of why Bordeaux is still relevant. A bottle of '00 La Louviere Graves at the Mueller's was another beautiful example.