2012 Monbrison 75CL
Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, the 2012 Monbrison had a light and slightly "steely" bouquet that nevertheless had satisfactory definition and freshness. Hopefully, it will develop more fruit.
The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, easy-drinking in style with a carefree, brambly finish that you could argue ought to show more ambition. Drink over the next 4-6 years. Tasted January 2016.
Château Monbrison has a very long history. It was created when half of a third classified growth in Margaux was added to an existing vineyard as the result of an inheritance. Laurent Vonderheyden has been in charge for the past twenty years, transforming Château Monbrison into one of the leading wines in its appellation.
Well-received by critics, Monbrison has been awarded prestigious medals and distinctions in France and abroad. The quality of its enchanting bouquet is equaled only by the elegance it displays on the palate. Incredibly refined, Monbrison brilliantly reflects its superb terroir and is the epitome of a great Margaux.
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