1990 Troplong Mondot

- 750 ml
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An absolutely awesome Troplong-Mondot that flirts with perfection, this dense purple-colored wine has a thrilling bouquet of creme de cassis, espresso roast, licorice, white flowers, vanilla, and blackberries. Full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated, yet light on its feet, this extravagantly rich, luxuriously fruited wine is just beginning to reach its plateau of maturity. A profound tour de force in winemaking! Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. Last tasted, 1/03.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 99 RP
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.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2006. 10,000 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS

Sokolin 1990 Troplong Mondot Tasting Notes:

Depending on who you ask, this wine is a strong contender for Sociando Mallet's most exceptional vintage since 1982. It's a potent, full-bodied beauty with a stunning degree of freshness and purity. As is the tradition for the producer, the wine displays a deep, dark, almost inky color. It can almost look like the wine has a mind of its own, especially once it starts dancing in your glass. On the nose, you will encounter tasteful notes of red fruits, toasted oak, cherries, and crushed minerals, along with a sharp undercurrent of cassis and blackcurrant. On the palate, the full breadth of the wine's textural detail and complexity reveals itself. The tannins are polished and robust, and the structure is almost impenetrable. A wine like this beautiful Sociando Mallet is made for the cellar, and we wholeheartedly recommend giving it at least a couple of years. Your patience will be rewarded with a magical, utterly inimitable drinking experience.
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Vintage 1990
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Troplong Mondot: St. Emilion's history would not be adequately portrayed without including Troplong Mondot, an incredibly reputable and influential Right Bank estate. It's wineries like this that shape the reputation of entire regions, and it doesn't take longer than a single sampling to realize why their bottles are in such high demand. The limestone-supported clay soil creates a beautiful cradle for their ocean of lush grapevines, and the winemakers express that terroir with eloquence and confidence. The wines have a striking, explosive potency to them, surging forth with intense fruit flavors before unfolding into a cocktail of dark chocolate, truffle, smoke, blackberry liqueur, and cherries. Every second spent with the wine helps you detect further subtleties, and you can get lost for hours. Try it once and become a lifelong fan.
Rating 99 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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