2009 Monbrison

Monbrison

90Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Critic Notes

Interesting aromas of blackberries, black truffle and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Try after 2015. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Score: 91-/100James Suckling

Tasted at Vintex. This has a rich, opulent nose of black cherries, kirsch and smoke, well defined but perhaps just a little heady at the moment. The palate is full-bodied, grippy tannins, firm backbone with an pleasing austere, slightly peppery finish that reminds me more of a Saint Julien. Good potential. Tasted March 2010.

Score: 90-92/100Neal Martin

Blueberry and currant aromas follow through to a full body, with very pretty fruit and a chewy finish. A little overextracted. But juicy and yummy

Score: 89-92/100Wine Spectator

Dense red, fine fragrant Margaux fruit, well-expressed with elegance and natural vineyard depth, fine personality and all in balance. Drink 2014-20.

Score: 16.5-/20Decanter

Bright crimson. Mellow, quite evolved nose. Relatively soft and simple. Not that much density. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

Score: 16-/20Jancis Robinson
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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