Intense deep purple robe. Racy, fruity, delicate nose reveals perfumes of ripe red fruits. Vanilla, and grilled toast. Unctuous, smooth, medium-bodied palate with good fruit concentration, lovely silky tannins and a nice long finish.
Varietal Composition: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol : 13.5%
Volume : 750ml
This estate in the village of Arsac, at the western end of the Margaux appellation, has produced an elegant wine. Its wood aging and fruit are coming well into balance, giving potential richness to the black-currant flavors as well as attractive juicy acidity. The wine will age well. Drink from 2024.
Attractive, ripe dark and red-berry aromas, dressed in cedary, fresh wood. The palate delivers a superb, succulent array of assertive, dense but ripe tannins. The finish has taut, appealing snap
The 2016 Mongravey has a comparatively low-key bouquet compared to its peers, although that is not necessarily a bad thing, unfolding nicely with crushed violets blossoming after a couple of minutes. The palate is well balanced with quite firm tannin. The new oak here is well integrated with a gentle grip on the cedar and pencil box infused finish. This is a delightful Margaux that should give 10-12 years of drinking pleasure. This is the best wine that I have tasted from the estate.