2011 Monbrison

Monbrison

88Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
88
Critic Notes

This is very good for the appellation with currants and flowers on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, with velvety tannins and a delicately fruity finish. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Score: 90-91/100James Suckling

Finally! A little blue fruit creeping in here which adds a fresh dimension. Nicely done.

Score: 16-/20FINE+RARE

Fine aromatic expression and good precise fruit, well-defined elegance and persistence. Drink 2015-2025. (16 points) . Decanter.com

Score: 16-/20Decanter

Light, with modest plum and cherry fruit and a floral hint. Clean and pure, but a bit shy on stuffing in the end. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

Score: 86-89/100Wine Spectator

A blend of 25% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, there is a touch of over-ripeness on the nose of the Monbrison ’11 that lacks the femininity of some of its peers...perhaps a little “clunky”. The palate is lively and crisp with sappy tannins and plenty of dark dusky fruit, but it seems rather static on the finish. Tasted twice. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

Score: 84-86/100Neal Martin
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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
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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