The 2016 Monbrison is a Margaux that has performed splendidly this vintage, one that did not shine as benevolently as other appellations. It has a vigorous, delineated bouquet with blueberry, raspberry and crushed violets, the new oak neatly integrated. The palate is nicely structured and though there is a touch of hardness to the tannin on the entry, that will soften by the time of bottling. The acidity is well judged and there is good grip on the finish. Monbrison is often well-priced en primeur and as such, this comes recommended.
by NM, Robert Parker , 2017
Shows a hint of singed cedar, along with gently mulled black cherry and plum fruit. Light incense and black tea notes emerge on the supple finish.
by JM, Wine Spectator , 2017