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Château Monbrison

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2023
90
Black currants, espresso, and spearmint form the character here. The wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft, and fruity, with an easy-going-charm. Drink from 2026-2036. 89-91 Pts.

Black currants, espresso, and spearmint form the character here. The wine is medium-bodied, forward, soft, and fruity, with an easy-going-charm. Drink from 2026-2036. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
91
Flowers, tobacco leaf and currants work together in the nose, and on the fresh, soft, silky, medium-bodied palate. The sweet fruit theme carries on through to the finish. Drink from 2025-2038. 89-90 Pts.

Flowers, tobacco leaf and currants work together in the nose, and on the fresh, soft, silky, medium-bodied palate. The sweet fruit theme carries on through to the finish. Drink from 2025-2038. 89-90 Pts.

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2020
90
Fresh plums, spice, smoke and a touch of espresso come together to form the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a supple, creamy, refined, red berry finish. This is the finest example of Monbrison I've tasted in ages. 89-91 Pts

Fresh plums, spice, smoke and a touch of espresso come together to form the core of this wine. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a supple, creamy, refined, red berry finish. This is the finest example of Monbrison I've tasted in ages. 89-91 Pts

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2018
87
Medium-bodied with a fresh, bright, earthy, savory edge to the herbal slanted, red berries. This will be best to consume in its youth.

Medium-bodied with a fresh, bright, earthy, savory edge to the herbal slanted, red berries. This will be best to consume in its youth.

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Medium-bodied, leafy, peppery and with plenty of cedar, tobacco leaf and earth, the finish focuses on bright red fruits with a crisp red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied, leafy, peppery and with plenty of cedar, tobacco leaf and earth, the finish focuses on bright red fruits with a crisp red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

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2017
87
Medium bodied, lighter styled, down-to-earth and filled with red berries, this wine is laced with a leafy tobacco edge. You can drink this young.

Medium bodied, lighter styled, down-to-earth and filled with red berries, this wine is laced with a leafy tobacco edge. You can drink this young.

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2016
87
A medium-bodied, lean, straight ahead wine in a classic, reserved style.

A medium-bodied, lean, straight ahead wine in a classic, reserved style.

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2015
88
A fresh, crisp, medium-bodied example of Margaux with a relaxed, dark plum, earth and cassis core of fruit. 87 - 89 Pts

A fresh, crisp, medium-bodied example of Margaux with a relaxed, dark plum, earth and cassis core of fruit. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
85
This wine is light in color and dominated by fresh, bright cherries but the finish is a bit too short. 84-86 Pts

This wine is light in color and dominated by fresh, bright cherries but the finish is a bit too short. 84-86 Pts

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2013
83
Light in fruit and body, the wine is bright, lean and on the classic red fruit side of the style range. 82-84 Pts

Light in fruit and body, the wine is bright, lean and on the classic red fruit side of the style range. 82-84 Pts

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2012
86
Medium bodied, crisp red berry filled wine, with an austere, bright finish for early drinking.

Medium bodied, crisp red berry filled wine, with an austere, bright finish for early drinking.

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2011
86
Cedar wood and cassis with medium body and a sharp, bright cranberry and oak finish. 86-88 Pts

Cedar wood and cassis with medium body and a sharp, bright cranberry and oak finish. 86-88 Pts

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Cedar wood and cassis with medium body and a sharp, bright cranberry and oak finish. 86-88 Pts

Cedar wood and cassis with medium body and a sharp, bright cranberry and oak finish. 86-88 Pts

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2010
89
Medium-bodied, lighter, fresher, pleasant, earthy wine which is already displaying its red fruit, earth, spice and tobacco leaf character with ease. This is not a wine for long-term aging. I'd drink this before it reaches its 18th birthday.

Medium-bodied, lighter, fresher, pleasant, earthy wine which is already displaying its red fruit, earth, spice and tobacco leaf character with ease. This is not a wine for long-term aging. I'd drink this before it reaches its 18th birthday.

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2009
87
Light in color, light in fruit, medium bodied with fresh, spicy red berries and earth, ending with an open, soft, red cherry finish.

Light in color, light in fruit, medium bodied with fresh, spicy red berries and earth, ending with an open, soft, red cherry finish.

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2008
88
Medium bodied, bright, crisp red berry filled wine with touches of oak, tobacco leaf, cigar box and dried fruit. Light, bright and not too tight, you can drink this now and over the next 5 years or so.

Medium bodied, bright, crisp red berry filled wine with touches of oak, tobacco leaf, cigar box and dried fruit. Light, bright and not too tight, you can drink this now and over the next 5 years or so.

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2006
87
Better on the nose, with its earthy, sweet cherry blossom, plum and tobacco perfume, than on the medium bodied, rustic palate. You can drink this now, or age it for more secondary characteristics.

Better on the nose, with its earthy, sweet cherry blossom, plum and tobacco perfume, than on the medium bodied, rustic palate. You can drink this now, or age it for more secondary characteristics.

3,907 Views   Tasted
2005
88
Better on the nose, due to the floral and tobacco accents that ride on top of the plum and dark cherry fruits, than on the medium bodied, earthy, red berry palate. Close to fully mature, if you own this wine, it is a good time to start drinking it.

Better on the nose, due to the floral and tobacco accents that ride on top of the plum and dark cherry fruits, than on the medium bodied, earthy, red berry palate. Close to fully mature, if you own this wine, it is a good time to start drinking it.

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2004
87
Ready to go, medium-bodied, with a nose that's loaded with earth, oak, smoke, bright redd pit fruits and cedar, the wine is rustic on the palate with a tint of herbs and bright red berries in the finish.

Ready to go, medium-bodied, with a nose that's loaded with earth, oak, smoke, bright redd pit fruits and cedar, the wine is rustic on the palate with a tint of herbs and bright red berries in the finish.

2,258 Views   Tasted
2001
86
Light in color and body, the wine is soft, earthy and leafy. with more tobacco and cedar than red fruits on the nose and palate. Easy to drink, the wine is slowly fading away. Drink up if you have any.

Light in color and body, the wine is soft, earthy and leafy. with more tobacco and cedar than red fruits on the nose and palate. Easy to drink, the wine is slowly fading away. Drink up if you have any.

2,276 Views   Tasted
2000
86
Better on the nose, with its tobacco, earth, cherry and cassis scents, than on the medium bodied, light, soft, bright, crisp, red berry dominated palate. I'm not sure there is anything to be gained by aging this wine any longer.

Better on the nose, with its tobacco, earth, cherry and cassis scents, than on the medium bodied, light, soft, bright, crisp, red berry dominated palate. I'm not sure there is anything to be gained by aging this wine any longer.

4,261 Views   Tasted