Aldring mot kant, noe uklar. På nesen, fine, delikate tertiæraromaer som sjokolade, hint av mynte, toast, i tillegg til modne røde og mørke bær, som solbær. I munnen, middels fylde, glatte, avslepne tanniner, som likevel gir et delikat, tørt gripp. Flott konsentrasjon og lang pluss lengde. Strålende kvalitet.
375ml. Perfect condition. Cork was only about 1cm wet past it's seal and came out with suction. This wine is drinking much better than the 1975. An easy 90 points. Superb 38 years later even from a half bottle.
Tasted blind in an older Bordeaux line up. Light red in colour, just beginning to brown. Relatively fresh, lively aromas of raspberry, spice, cherry and cassis. On palate, a relatively sweet entry, followed by good mid palate weight and intensity and ultimately a savoury finish. Some tasters liked this, but I worried about a lack of balance in the acids, the fruit fading and the wine finishing a little short. For me, a nice Bordeaux, but not a great Montrose (Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 10%). 91.
This is the second time I have tried this wine in less than a week. In the context of the vintage it is a triumph. Most 1976s, if they haven't already fallen off their perches, are about to. The 1976 Montrose by contrast is holding together very well, has an impressive density and grip on the mid-palate and is a pleasure to drink. Compared to more modern vintages of Montrose, it is neither opulent nor long on the finish, but it is nevertheless an enthralling throwback to the old school.
Bordeaux 1990 (semi blind) (Amsterdam Wijn Antiquariaat): Light brick color. A well kept bottle. Stable, milky and herbaceous tones on the nose. Mostly secondary notes on the palate and some fruit notes as rose hip. Drying on the finish. If you're born in 1976 this is probably the wine you want to get.
Had a different experience than a lot of other reviewers... Thought this bottle was excellent. The balance really stood out. Great old world favors of earth, mud, and the farm along with bright red fruits like cherry. Enjoy this soon if you have it!!
Casual Wines Session on Monday night (Extra Space, Boon Keng): Dark core with garnet hue. For a 36 yrs old wines it is still quite youthful on appearance. The nose is dominance by graphite, along with deried fruits, pencil lead, mineral and chalk. Again there is plenty of graphite on palate, with other secondary flavours like pencil lead, earth and dried fruits. Still vibrant acidity , soft chewy tannins and end with medium+ finish.
Light brick with brown edge. Fully mature with forest floor, mushrooms, wood and some cherries. Slender and elegant body with good acid. The tannins are all gone. Good wine, but lacking a bit in fruit.
Dark ruby with a brief tawny rim. Very dry fruit nose, some tobacco, tar, cassis, black cherry and lots of dry flowers. Very dry palate with smooth tannins, but no astringency, perfectly ripe black and blue fruits. Very elegant, smooth wine; not a powerful blockbuster. Somewhat shorter finish than the nose and palate suggest. Still quite fresh and could have a few more years though probably not many.
Ruby with a brief tawny rim. Nose of tar, cassis, black cherry and lots of dry flowers. Thoroughly dry palate with smooth tannins, but no astringency whatsoever, perfectly ripe black and blue fruits; in this wine the elegance far outpunches the the power. The finish is somewhat modest, but perfectly in keeping with the previous. Still very fresh to my taste, but perhaps fading, a beautiful wine but less substantial than I expected.
4th Saturday Brown Bagger (Rich & Dana's): Crimson color, slight bricking at the edge. Aromas of iron, pencil shavings, currants, sandalwood and forest floor. Full bodied, with slightly chewy tannins. Flavors of dark fruit and currants; slight earthy quality. Guessed 1990 Bordeaux.
Drank during Charlize birthday celebration with family. Nice aged bordeaux with some good freshness, forrest floor, some tobacco. Palate surprising still have some tannins. Beautiful drink and well worth the money paid for it.