Tasted at the vertical in London, the 2005 Montrose came and delivered the goods. This was the best example of the 2005 that I have tasted, perhaps a wine that is going to prove that, the longer wine lovers can resist temptation. It is a blend of 65% Cabe
This continues to be very tight yet I loved drinking it the other night at dinner. Loads of spices, berries, meat, cloves and chocolate on the nose. Full body with soft, silky tannins and lots of rich fruit. Still chewy. This is just starting to open up n
This is still a bit dark and brooding, with a charcoal frame around well-steeped fig and black currant fruit. The long finish lets a deep river of smoldering tobacco and warm stone notes course through. Austere and seemingly taciturn, yet thoroughly beaut
Heady, sweetly perfumed. Quite a bit of acidity and then very stolid indeed. Half way between classic St-Estèphe and something more modern. A transitional wine? Dry, light finish.
It's been a few years since this last crossed my path. 3 hours of decanting added a lot of flesh and softness, to this still youthful treat. The wine is fresh, clean, powerful and tannic. There is length and intensity, with a dusty, tannic finish. I'd wait until the wine hits 20, if you are seeking a more mature experience.~tasted in 2018 by winecellarinsider.com
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