Château Monbrison Margaux 2016
Monbrison is located in the hills just behind Du Tertre, but has a completely different character than the finesse specialist Du Tertre. Monbrison is actually always the wine for round, warm emotions. Dense and charming. Delicious in warm years. 2016 comes across as fine, but at the same time also has a certain opulence. Red cherry predominates, also black cherry, plum, sloe, crushed raspberries. Floral notes come along, radiating violets, rose petals, fine sweetness. A little sea buckthorn too. In addition eucalyptus. A fine smorgasbord of a warm, fruity, floral, dense, round, charming nose. The mouth then also very fine in addition to these warm, emotional tones. We are not quite in the finesse of a Du Tertre or Giscours. We are here for a very dense, cherry, harmonious wine full of fruit sweetness, which is never clumsy but playful. Basically it is the entry into the great wines of the Margaux, but has remained in the delicious charm. Just below the top values. An incredibly drinkable, perfect Margaux that is so much fun. I rate it as highly as the more stylish Prieuré Lichine and Kirwan plants, both of which are certainly superior in terms of style. The strengths of this Monbrison with its incredibly fruity, powerful, elegant warmth lie on pure drinking pleasure.