After an early start to growth, weather conditions in August and at the beginning of September caused slow ripening, making it possible to focus on freshness and ensure long ageing. Since the grapes were disease-free and perfectly ripe, harvesting could be carried out with full attention to detail. These wines are dense with beautiful fruity aromas and delicate grilled hints. The wines are dense, well balanced and have very elegant freshness.
This vintage benefitted from weather conditions that contributed to the production of perfectly ripe grapes. These wines are bright ink black. On the nose, the ripe fruit aromas are fresh, not jammy. Pure red cherries, raspberries, and blackberries. On the palate they display lovely concentration with substance, but are in no way heavy. Their silky tannins balance perfectly with their supple richness. These wines are powerfull and concentrated, but velvet smooth and subtle too.
The 2006 Troplong Mondot displays a magnificent, deep ruby colour. A nose of red berry fruit with hints of toast followed by fruit kernels, almonds and finally a touch of menthol and liquorice that is characteristic of the terroir. Fruit, freshness and oak make up a harmonious balance on the nose. On the palate, there is red berry fruit again and lovely freshness, good structure and vigour, cherries and kirsch. A long, full wine: a great, classic vintage for Troplong Mondot.