A fabulous vintage, revealing a deep ruby red hue and layers of black fruit on the nose intermixed with minerals and a floral touch. Lovely concentration on the palate in a velvety unctuous mouth-feel, with power that takes away none of the elegance. A few more years of patience are required before drinking this voluptuous wine.
Parker : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Extremely young with an unbelievable deep purple color, the 2000 Troplong Mondot has hardly budged since I tasted it in 2003. Two recent tastings confirmed that this is the greatest Troplong Mondot between their profound 1990 and more recent vintages such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are better integrated than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine's structure. This 2000 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring (longer than I originally predicted), and has at least two decades of drinkability ahead of it.