Still quite tannin though very expressive. Expressive nose of pencil, mocha, smoke and game. Palate is quite fine and narrow, with a dark plummy character. Moderate leathery finish with a little funk. Still needs a little time to integrate the wood notes, but otherwise the fruit is showing some early maturity. Should be a good, not great Montrose that will start to drink well soon.
Bordal chez RPB (Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Lafite...) (Vessy): Après la série double aveugle, nous avons encore bu cette bouteille, après passage en carafe. Jolie couleur groseille foncé, brillant. Nez sur les arômes de cassis, de havane. Belle bouche avec beaucoup de matière, dense. La finale est longue avec des tanins encore râpeux, signe que le vin n'est pas encore tout à fait prêt. Lui donner 3 à 5 ans.
The dark purple profile tells you that this gem is still young, but it's really drinking quite nicely now. With 1+ hours decant, aromatics of gravel, cassis, floral, cedar and cigar wrapper came out sweetly. Medium body, rich palate with dark fruits and forest notes. Not the grandest Montrose you'd expect, but the beautiful blend of elegance and masculinity will leave you satisfied. A real nice Bordeaux, and it certainly will improve some more with additional time in the cellar.
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