Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chateau Troplong Mondot 2007

Date of Tasting: 10 October 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Appellation: St. Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classe B
Expect to Pay: USD75 - 100
Chubby Score: 91/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: WA - 93/100, WS - 90/100, CT - 91/100, DC - 17.7/20, JR - 17/20, ST - 91/100, WE - 89/100

Appearance: deep dark blue red
Aroma: spicy box, tobacco, smoke, earthy and floral
Palate: rather dry, raspberry, medium-full bodied style but smooth tannins, layers of dimension, low in acidity, elegance and long in fact, kind of oaky

I consumed this bottle over 3 nights. Surprisingly, I tend to love the third night the most. The red wine was kindly of shut during the first two nights but showed pretty well with Merlot fruity character in term of both aroma and palate during the last night. It can be enjoyed fabulously at this stage and the next decade. However, I feel that a few hours of air breathing would do the job nicely. Cheers!!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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