Château Monbrison was founded in 1749. Prior to its birth, Chateau Monbrison was part of the much Medoc larger estate, Chateau d’Arsac, which belonged to the wealthy Segur family, who were some of the most important founders of the entire Bordeaux region. The French country styled farmhouse predates the estate as a wine producer as it was built in the 17th century.
Eventually, the Left Bank estate was purchased by an American, Robert Davies in 1921. Davies married into the Johnston family, who are well known negociants in Bordeaux. Chateau Monbrison remains the property of descendants of the Davies family today.
A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot. Opaque black crimson red colour with dark crimson hue. Quite perfumed top note aromas of ripe blackcurrant and liquorice greet the nose followed by some more subtle black cherry, light cigar box and spice scents. The palate possesses good richness within its medium bodied frame delivering flavours of blackcurrant alongside some more nuanced characters of black cherry and liquorice with underlying cedar and spice. Slightly dryish but very fine grained tannins impart some chewiness on the finish. Long blackcurrant, cedar, subtle earth and spice aftertaste.
Grape: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot.
Region: Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
Cellar 5-6 years (2019-2020)
Direct Import: 94 points