Montrose Vertical 1929-2006 (München): It is hard to rate those unicorns, since they have such a different flavor spectrum. The color was a clear garnet red, quite youthful for its age. First some oxidization came to mind, but it seemed to be more volatile acidity which vanished with time. The bouquet showed some meat and truffles. But the wine was even better on the palate. Good to drink with a good flow and mouthfeel.
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(Montrose) had seductive aromatics too, more playful and floral than the '28, more delicate yet still brimming with red fruits, vanilla bean, cloud smoke, caramel and rubber tire, adding up to an absolutely delicious nose. There were lots of caramel flavors, great structure and a long, rich finish. This was the first wine from 1926 where I saw its light. There was a caramelized sex appeal without being maderized, and great leather and cedar. Gerald Asher noted its 'elegance and substance . it threw me back in my chair.' It exceeded the 1945 and 1929, and everything except the 1928
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