1990 Troplong-Mondot, St-Emilion

SKU #950775 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A fabulous example, the 1990 Troplong Mondot is only equaled by such recent vintages as 2000, 2005, and 2008. The inky/garnet/plum/purple-colored 1990 exhibits notes of coffee, blackberries, licorice, camphor, and espresso. Rich and full-bodied with lavish fruit, high glycerin, low acidity, and stunning purity, it is still several years away from full maturity, and should last for another 10-15 years. (RP)  (6/2009)

95 points Wine Spectator

 A blockbuster. Amazing. I love Port, and this is close. Dark color. Very, very ripe on the nose. Full-bodied and very chewy, with loads of fruit and concentration in tannins. Mouthpuckering. Needs time. (JS)  (8/2000)

Decanter

 A big wine, with a long life ahead of it. More restrained in style than some others, but equally fine.  (12/1993)

Jancis Robinson

 Tasted alongside Pichon Longueville 1990, this was a great representative of mature right bank claret from a ripe vintage. Lots of luscious fruit with a strong streak of iron and blood in classic fashion. No excess of extraction, oak or sweetness,this seems to have been made before the winemaking exaggerations of the subsequent decade. Very well balanced and (just) fresh enough but it became just slighlty soupy in the glass. 17.5/20 points. (JR)  (3/2014)

K&L Notes

96 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A deep garnet core with brick rim. The nose is reticent at first and then develops and gorgeous nose of cepes, dried prune, wet sand - quite Pomerol in style. The full-bodied palate is rich and decadent though not over the top. Blackberry, smoke, bitter chocolate: indeed this reminds me of Petrus in many way. Very well-balanced, structured, vivacious, just a great 1990 that should not be drunk for another 10 years. Tasted November 2006. Drink 2016-2030+."

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion