Deep crimson, with aromas of both black fruit and cassis leaf. Supple, juicy, lightish but here there is harmony with enough fruit in the middle to hold the lightish chalky tannins apart. Juicy and fresh on the finish. (JH)
The 2017 Monbrison comes across as a bit compact today. There is good persistence, but the mid-palate is a bit lean. It will be interesting to see if the 2017 fleshes out a bit. The red berry and floral flavors are attractive.