One of the stars of Margaux, Monbrison 2001 is packed with rich, powerful black fruits, with open, generous fruit flavors and great new-wood flavors. This is an impressive, modern wine, powered with dense fruit, as well as some elegance and style.
90-92 Barrel sample. A smooth wine with vanilla wood flavors. The fruit is almost incidental at the moment, but it's black and firm enough, and with its juicy character the wine should come through well.
Thanks to the total dedication of owner Jean-Luc Vonderheyden, Monbrison continued to perform outside its class in 2000. Fragrant, perfumed aromas with suggestions of vanilla and lavender make this wine immediately attractive. It is soft, which suggests its aging will be fast, but the liquorice fruit flavors and ripeness will give pleasure after five years.
This chateau has a fine and deserved reputation, as this powerful but elegant 2003 shows. It has all the sophistication of Margaux, along with some lightness that balances the dry tannins. Imported by Vignobles De France.
A wine that emphasizes the fruity character of the year, putting aside any missing tannins. Wood still dominates the fruit, giving spice and bitter chocolate flavors, but the green edge present in the futures tasting has gone, to give final cranberry and black currant freshness.