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Château La Tour de Mons will thrill any amateur of the Margaux appellation while still at a very decent price. It is a vibrant wine, with a lovely fruity structure, floral aromas, sweet spices on the finish and polished tannins. Definitely a great value Margaux!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château La Tour de Mons
Classification: Cru Bourgeois
Grape(s): 50% Merlot, 45%Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Drink from now to 2018.
Decant it 1 hour before
Serve at 16-18°C.
A juicy grilled beef fillet will be the perfect match.
Soil: Gravel, clay and limestone
Age of vines: 31 years old on average
Size of vineyard: 48 hectares
Maturing: 12 months in French oak barrels (40% new)
|What experts say|
|15 "Sweet oaky nose. Dusty fragrance. Very firm and chewy but not as tough as some in this flight. Better overall balance with some dark fruit in the middle."|
|84 "This spicy, medium-bodied, narrowly constructed, fresh, vibrant, floral-scented 2011 lacks enough substance and depth to support its structure. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.""|
88 "Pretty lilac, damson plum and bitter cherry notes weave together, with silky texture through the sanguine-tinged finish. Drink now through 2017."
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