Château La Tour de Mons

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9349 ratings
8.943 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.0

Holding up very well. Not going to further evolve to a better place, tho.
Sage and licorice notes on the nose, give way to sandalwood and earth on the palate. All the characteristics that wifey chooses to avoid. You need the right mindset to approach this.

Holding up very well. Not going to further evolve to a better place, tho.
Sage and licorice notes on the nose, give way to sandalwood and earth on the palate. All the characteristics that wifey chooses to avoid. You need the right mindset to approach this.

Jan 18th, 2021
Dan R
8.8

Char and earth on the nose. Dark fruited on the palate with plenty of sweet leather and graphite on an angular spine. Blocky, but charming and expressive in its own way. Drinking pretty well with plenty of legs left.

Char and earth on the nose. Dark fruited on the palate with plenty of sweet leather and graphite on an angular spine. Blocky, but charming and expressive in its own way. Drinking pretty well with plenty of legs left.

Nov 12th, 2020
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Black currant, raspberry, beef jerky, mint, violet, game, smoke.

Black currant, raspberry, beef jerky, mint, violet, game, smoke.

3 people found it helpfulJul 9th, 2016
Paul Mason

limited acis and aging potential. Drink in the next 2-3 years

limited acis and aging potential. Drink in the next 2-3 years

2 people found it helpfulAug 27th, 2016
Edwin Lo

$45

$45

2 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015
Lance Spencer

full bodied, rich and smooth

full bodied, rich and smooth

2 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Andrew G

Raspberry chocolate aroma, silky medium tannins and a slightly sharp but simple non-complex finish

Raspberry chocolate aroma, silky medium tannins and a slightly sharp but simple non-complex finish

2 people found it helpfulJun 13th, 2014
Stefan Dolhain

2009 vintage. At that time this estate was owned by French Bank Crédit Agricole, but it was sold in late 2019 to the Perrodo family (owners of Marquis d'Alesme and Labégorce in Margaux). Considered very good terroir, fairly close to the Gironde with 30 years old vines and some very old plots. The blend in this vintage was 55% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot. Very attractive nose after 30 minutes in the glass, ripe cassis and flowers. More elegance than sheer power, this is drinking well today with a nice balance between cassis fruit, good acidity and well-integrated oak and alcohol (abv 14%). With a little bit more depth and more fruit in the finish this could have competed with some of the crus classés. In any case very reasonable value at 29 euros and what you'd expect from a good Margaux at this price point.

2009 vintage. At that time this estate was owned by French Bank Crédit Agricole, but it was sold in late 2019 to the Perrodo family (owners of Marquis d'Alesme and Labégorce in Margaux). Considered very good terroir, fairly close to the Gironde with 30 years old vines and some very old plots. The blend in this vintage was 55% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot. Very attractive nose after 30 minutes in the glass, ripe cassis and flowers. More elegance than sheer power, this is drinking well today with a nice balance between cassis fruit, good acidity and well-integrated oak and alcohol (abv 14%). With a little bit more depth and more fruit in the finish this could have competed with some of the crus classés. In any case very reasonable value at 29 euros and what you'd expect from a good Margaux at this price point.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2020
Chris May

Chris had this a year ago

Chris had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2020
D G
9.1

D had this a year ago

D had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2020