Absolutely spectacular! Thank you Matt Kramer for recommending this wine for me to purchase for my son on his birth year. This was my last of 3 bottles. This wine aged beautifully! Enjoyed it with family and friends.
A Ledbury lunch (The Ledbury): Dark, blackcurrant colour with little difference across the three Montebellos (92/96/99). The 92 is a little softer and relatively muted on the nose. Good core of reasonably sweet cassis fruit tempered by an elegance and line. Harmonious. Such a strong family line between three. ****
Beautiful deep, dark color... very forward fruit on the nose. Rich Cabernet fruit on the palate including dark berries & plums with a slight hint of spice. Finish was smooth & elegant as the bottle had aged perfectly. Excellent accompaniment to Prime Rib, twice baked potatoes, and grilled asparagus for Christmas dinner - 2014.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(Ridge Monte Bello) From 375 ml - slightly bricking medium dark red violet color; nice mushroom, dried mushroom, tart currant nose; tasty, poised, silky textured, tart currant, mushroom palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish
(Ridge Monte Bello) From 375 ml - nearly opaque red violet color; maturing, tobacco, cigar box, dried berry nose; tasty, poised, ripe cassis, dried berry, tart plum, tobacco palate with a touch of menthol, much younger tasting than suggested by the nose; medium-plus finish (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot; decanted for 2 and a half hours)
(Ridge Monte Bello) From 375 ml - bricking medium dark red violet color; tart red plum, dill, olive nose; tart red plum, cassis, dill, chocolate palate; medium finish (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot)
NOTE: Some content is property of JancisRobinson.com and Vinous and RJonWine.com.