2005 Chateau Monbrison 1.5 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 87-89
Wine Enthusiast: 90-92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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"Gorgeous aromas of blackberries, spices and minerals follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Supersurprising. Best in decades." (WS)

"Good medium ruby. High-toned aromas of boysenberry and violet. Solid, meaty and a bit chunky, with very good sweetness of fruit. More pliant than many recent vintages of this Margaux. Finishes with firm tannins and notes of black fruits and licorice." (VM)

"A smooth wine with vanilla wood flavors. The fruit is almost incidental at the moment, but it's black and firm enough, and with its juicy character the wine should come through well." (WE)