2010 La Tour de Mons, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Love the quality of the polished and velvety tannins. Full, but not full blown. Balanced and attractive.
This has a plump, lively feel, with a briary push to the plum, currant and black cherry fruit. Flashes of anise and apple wood show on the finish. Accessible now but nicely balanced for modest cellaring. Drink now through 2020.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Attractive floral notes intermixed with some blueberry, raspberry and loamy soil notes are followed by an elegant medium-bodied wine with sweet fruit, attractive texture and up-front drinkability. This wine should be consumed over the next decade. La Tour de Mons has turned out an attractive blend of 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot in 2010. This property has always had better terroir than the wines evidence, but things are rebounding impressively. A member of the Alliance des Cru Bourgeois du Medoc.
56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot.