2012 La Tour de Mons, Margaux
This is a dense wine, solid with black plum and berry flavors that show great warmth and richness. At this stage the wood aging does give some bitter dark chocolate, although this will integrate. It needs aging; drink from 2019. (RV)
This is tight and integrated with firm and racy tannins, bright fruit and hints of wet earth. Full to medium body and complex flavors. Give it more time to soften and develop in bottle.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A juicy, sexy style of Margaux, with a dark ruby/plum/purple color, some nice blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, sweet tannin and a lush, heady mouthfeel, this is another sleeper of the vintage and an excellent, possibly outstanding Margaux to drink over the next decade. (RP)
Soft and forward, with modest cherry and damson plum fruit, laced with hints of cedar and singed vanilla. Offers a dusty feel on the finish. (Web-2015)
Praise from Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "The 2012 La Tour de Mons has an endearing and very composed bouquet with black cherries, blueberry and touches of vanilla-tinged oak still to be resolved. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannins, crisp acidity, fine focus and a precise and lively finish that suggests this Margaux Cru Bourgeois will age well. This is definitely one of the superior Cru Bourgeois this year." (11/2014)