Château La Tour de Mons

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.128 ratings
8.95 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
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
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9.0

My last #wine bottle of this lovely #Margaux from the superb 2005 vintage. This beauty is at its peak, lovely balanced, with a nice blend of earth, coffee, oak, plum , blackberry, chocolate tobacco, cedar, dark fruit, blackcurrant graphite, pepper , savory, medium to full body with Nicky integrated tannins and a pleasant finish. My score 90, drink to 2020

My last #wine bottle of this lovely #Margaux from the superb 2005 vintage. This beauty is at its peak, lovely balanced, with a nice blend of earth, coffee, oak, plum , blackberry, chocolate tobacco, cedar, dark fruit, blackcurrant graphite, pepper , savory, medium to full body with Nicky integrated tannins and a pleasant finish. My score 90, drink to 2020

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2019
Neal Krishna Devaraj

Definitely notes of cinnamon. Great mouthfeel.

Definitely notes of cinnamon. Great mouthfeel.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2019
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8.8

A lovely classical Margaux from the great 2005 vintage. Classical notes of earth, black currents, mushroom, pencils sharpen, medium body, well integrated tannins, lovely acidity. My score 88, drink to 2020

A lovely classical Margaux from the great 2005 vintage. Classical notes of earth, black currents, mushroom, pencils sharpen, medium body, well integrated tannins, lovely acidity. My score 88, drink to 2020

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2018
Chris Chan

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2018
Paul Piccigallo

Paul had this 4 years ago

Paul had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2017
Alex Thiele

Alex had this 4 years ago

Alex had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2016
Drew Freeman

'05 Bordeaux from the left bank. #Nice #FathersDay

'05 Bordeaux from the left bank. #Nice #FathersDay

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2016
Stone Cantwell

Stone had this 4 years ago

Stone had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2016
Marc Melser

Raspberry and chocolate on the bouquet. Dark berry, plum and leather on the palate. Smooth finish to this medium to full bodied wine. We had the 2005 vintage on 5/22-23/16

Raspberry and chocolate on the bouquet. Dark berry, plum and leather on the palate. Smooth finish to this medium to full bodied wine. We had the 2005 vintage on 5/22-23/16

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2016