James Suckling 98-99
This has superb depth and intensity with very fine tannins that draw you down. So much black fruit, together with black pepper and salt. Extremely well crafted. Vertical and deep. Chalky and salty with black chocolate.
The 2020 Mondot has a well-defined nose of pretty brambly red fruit, briar and hints of wild mint. The palate is medium-bodied with relatively light tannins, but as fresh as a daisy. A light pepper note infuses the red fruit toward the finish, which is almost reminiscent of the Loire. Good salinity here. This is a fine Deuxième Vin from Troplong-Mondot.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2032