Aged Bordeaux colour, at first barnyard aromas that dispense after a while. Gains complexity and roughness while in the glass. Initially amazingly lean but as I said gains complexity after a while, amazing for a wine of this age.
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(Montrose) The 1947 Montrose was a Nicolas bottle and had ‘lead pencil and blue plums,’ according to Tom, who also added, ‘dirt.’ Its fruit was meaty, gamy, fatty and full of iodine and reminded me of foie gras and duck skin. Its old book flavors still had meat and richness. Its finish was very dusty with lemon twists. There was a touch of metal, too. Tom called its fruit ‘green,’ and this was a very good but not fantastic bottle of ’47 Montrose, qualitatively close to the Las Cases despite its different style
(Montrose) was exotically rich, sweet and oily, possessing that elusive 'yum' quality. There were divine aromas of nutty chocolate and caramel, and the wine was brimming with red fruits, rose oil, raisinets, vanilla and almost coconut. Its nose was very exotic and seductive. The palate was rich and full of vigor and length, with a wave of red blending into auburn fruits followed by minerals, cedar and slate. It was chocolaty and flat out great. The nose stayed meaty and syrupy, the palate rich and thick
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