Sunday, February 7, 2010

*** $$$$$ Chateau Troplong Mondot, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France - Wine Tasting & Review

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background: Chateau Troplong Mondot, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, is a Bordeaux red blend of 90% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. The 2007 vintage has been aged between one and two years in 75% new oak barrels.

In the glass: Chateau Troplong Mondot shows as medium deep red in the glass.

On the nose: Poured with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, this red Bordeaux shows old world aromas with hints of menthol and cocoa.

On the palate: The palate is even, round and slightly sweet, bringing medium dark cherry, and a clean finish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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