TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

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TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#1 Post by Rudi Finkler » July 11th, 2019, 8:24 am

To celebrate the midweek, 1998 Troplong Mondot, 13% alcohol, was uncorked last night. Opulently styled, with remarkable freshness, this excellently balanced Saint-Emilion is clearly on the delicate side of the classical spectrum. Nothing is overdone here. I think this expansive, velvety wine has just begun to enter its plateau of maturity and has enough fruit and acidity to go a long way, but it lacks a bit of originality and precision to be really extraordinary. A joy nonetheless, of course.

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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#2 Post by Greg Mitrakas » July 11th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Nice TN. Last had this a year or so ago and I think your note is spot on. Glad you enjoyed.

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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#3 Post by Ian S » July 13th, 2019, 8:31 pm

Troplong Mondot sounds like a character in a Lord of the Rings movie.
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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#4 Post by Ramon C » July 14th, 2019, 5:31 am

The '98 TM I had last year during a RB 1998 vintage anniversary tasting with the local Bordeaux group was not nearly as good and leaned more on the modern side to my taste. I hope ours wasn't a representative as I've 2 more in the cellar.
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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#5 Post by Mark Golodetz » July 14th, 2019, 7:44 am

Ramon C wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 5:31 am
The '98 TM I had last year during a RB 1998 vintage anniversary tasting with the local Bordeaux group was not nearly as good and leaned more on the modern side to my taste. I hope ours wasn't a representative as I've 2 more in the cellar.
I agree it is made in a more modern style. Too generic for my taste; thankfully I have only one bottle left which will go into a blind tasting of 1998 Right Bank in 2023.
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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#6 Post by Rudi Finkler » July 14th, 2019, 8:14 am

I opened the wine around two hours before serving. Serving temperature was about 15°C / 59°F. I assume that lower temperatures are helpful to give the 1998 Troplong Mondot a classical appeal.
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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#7 Post by Mark Golodetz » July 14th, 2019, 9:37 am

Rudi Finkler wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 8:14 am
I opened the wine around two hours before serving. Serving temperature was about 15°C / 59°F. I assume that lower temperatures are helpful to give the 1998 Troplong Mondot a classical appeal.
You are right; it does make excellent ice cubes champagne.gif newhere
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Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

#8 Post by Rudi Finkler » July 14th, 2019, 9:50 am

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 9:37 am
Rudi Finkler wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 8:14 am
I opened the wine around two hours before serving. Serving temperature was about 15°C / 59°F. I assume that lower temperatures are helpful to give the 1998 Troplong Mondot a classical appeal.
You are right; it does make excellent ice cubes champagne.gif newhere
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