2010 Bordeaux – Troplong Mondot

by Charles Lea

Château Troplong Mondot’s 2010 is definitely a wine which reflects the extreme ripeness of the vintage, but also befits from the rigour and balance of the year too. Robert Parker has described it as ‘An amazing wine’ and ‘Just prodigious! ‘, while Tim Atkin descibes ‘a big wine with surprising elegance and finesse’. Others found it just too shocking in terms of it’s alcohol ‘clocking in at…drum roll…15.8% … I cannot envisage myself wanting to drink this’ says Neal Martin. I was, well more on the fence. It is prodigious, but I was a bit worried about it all the same. Who will pay to see the show in twenty years’ time?

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