Chateau La Monge 2006
Now is this light bodied or thin and watery? It is on the edge between the two I am afraid. It also has a little too much tannin at this stage in its life.

I think that last statement gives a clue as to what is wrong here. The label notes that the wine is being sold as ready at 2-3 years but that it will stand 6-8 years of cellaring. I think that the makers should not be releasing this wine so soon.

I would expect that in another 4 years or so the dark berry flavours will develop and the wine will be a lot better but if you put it in a supermarket today that is when it will be drunk.

Wine rating 5/10. Value: below average

Chateau La Monge 2006
Appellation Cotes-de-Bourg Controlee
Grand Vin de Bordeaux
Bottled at the Chateau
Euro 5.99 from Rewe in Germany in January 2009.
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