Red

2003 Château Troplong Mondot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 113

  • Cailles wrote: 85 points

    November 23, 2022 - 20 Vintages of Troplong Mondot: This was a trainwreck of a vertical tasting. An average of meager 86.8 pts, only 6 wines with a rating of more than 90pts. Almost all wines pre 2017 and a winemaker/style change have dried out. Too much extraction and heavy oak treatment produced wines that did not age well, have no fruit and charm left. I don’t have group ratings but the sentiment in the room was similar (this was the fastest tasting ever with this group). It was a root day but that can’t explain everything. Also, the provenance or storage of the bottles was no issue (all bought En Primeur, stored perfectly since). Troplong Mondot seems to be a victim of a series of bad choices, mainly the wrong consultant. Luckily, the future looks brighter.

    TN: Not much on the nose. On the palate this is rather short and drying. There is a bit more mid palate weight than in others and some fruit is there but it is still not good with alcohol showing and a drying finish.

  • Andyrodriguez87 wrote: 90 points

    August 17, 2022 - This one was tough. Upon opening, this was completely generic and non-descript aromatically. On the palate it was much of the same showing no charm, no balance, a lack of freshness, an uncomfortable amount of extract, sandy tannin and noticeable heat framed around a ‘modern’ style that featured bitter dark chocolate and dark fruit. After 2 hours in the decanter, this showed much of the same, just more rounded and easier to drink. I get it - ‘03. But plenty of good (trotanoy and leoville Barton) and even great (Montrose and Latour come to mind) wines were made in ‘03. A change for a more modern style at this address, paired with the vintage characteristics made this a hard one to enjoy. I can’t get a read on a drinking window because this doesn’t have what it needs to in order for it to develop into anything more interesting, so I guess drink up? Or wait and see if further development brings forth something worth tasting or smelling? Weird and generic with pretty much nothing interesting going on. It simply tasted like…….’wine’, if that makes any sense. My only bottle of this and certainly not buying more

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 17, 2022 - Double decanted to serve. Cassis, mocha, blackberries, chocolate, cinnamon and oak. Modern, powerful and smoothe. It has just entered its drinking window. 91-92

  • Mr T wrote:

    December 31, 2021 - Still dark-fruited but not nearly as lush as earlier bottles. I actually found it a bit green and even slightly sour. Don't know if this representative of how this ages, but don't see any reason to let these age much more.

  • Ara Kafafian wrote: 90 points

    December 1, 2021 - Blind, a tad disappointing, medium body, short finish, simple and linear, no complexity, an off bottle?

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/21/2013 (link)

    (Ch Troplong Mondot St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2013, 3/1/2013 (link)

    (Château Troplong-Mondot St Emilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2005 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2005 (link)

    (Chateau Troplong-Mondot St Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

    (Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

    (Ch Troplong Mondot St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Troplong Mondot
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 031259016092, 3303290042512, 3328150027966, 7176594205534

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 56 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,701 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,051 (37%)

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Community Recommendations

Dryed aged porterhouse, Rack of lamb.

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