Neil Martin 92 points: The 2016 La Mondotte is open and generous on a nose of intense black cherries, boysenberry, tobacco and cedar. With aeration, this becomes more refined and loses its initial boisterousness. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and plenty of sumptuousness, although I find it a little curt and abrupt on the finish, where I am seeking more persistence. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2022 - 2035.