2000 Château La Tour de Mons Margaux Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2000 Château La Tour de Mons  (Margaux) 85

Slightly past its best days, still, this old-school classic offers a nice, chewy, red berry, sweet and tart character, with mildly rustic tannins and loads of earthy, forest, cigar box, tobacco, and herb notes on the nose and palate. 85 Points

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When to Drink Chateau La Tour de Mons, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Tour de Mons can be enjoyed on the young side with an hour or sometimes a bit more of decanting. However, the wine is usually better at 2-5 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character.

In the best years, the wine will best between 7-15 years of age after the vintage. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Chateau La Tour de Mons, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Tour de Mons is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will also gently warm in the glass, releasing its aromatics.

Chateau La Tour de Mons is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. La Tour de Mons is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.