White

2011 Château Montus Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec

White Blend

  • France
  • Southwest France
  • Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • czar33 wrote: 88 points

    November 16, 2018 - Du caractère, assez complexe, beurré un brin? Jaune paille, dense. Bien aimé, RQP +1

  • ManuKey Likes this wine: 89 points

    November 7, 2018 - Le vin affiche une belle robe brillante de couleur or. Il émane de jolies flaveurs de noix, d'amande verte, de citron, de miel et de pâte d'amande. La bouche est concentré, enveloppante et légèrement grasse, assez corpulente mais appuyé sur une belle acidité et une fine amertume qui donne du tonus et assure vigueur et équilibre. Le vin s'efface lentement sur une assez longue finale, laissant la bouche net. Prêt à boire! Fait penser à un blanc du Jura.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    October 2, 2018 - Flagship dry white. Big and powered, with a wild herb note. And a savory garlic cracker note. But in to me in an interesting way. With a good core of acidity.

  • ManuKey Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 27, 2018 - La robe du vin est or profond et brillant. Il dégage des arômes de noix, d'abricots, d'amandes vertes et de fruits jaunes confits. La bouche est enveloppante et bien balancé par une acidité de moyenne intensité. Un jolie vin au profil semi-oxydatif, bien ficelé. Peut-être moins ma tasse de thé par contre.

  • forceberry wrote: 91 points

    December 5, 2016 - A blend of Petit Courbu and Petit Manseng. Aged for 15 months in 600-liter oak barrels.

    Pale golden yellow color. Very creamy nose with aromas of cooked cream, creamy richness and some crème brûlée. After the nose gets accustomed to the creamy notes, some more subtle elements come into play: sharp Granny Smith apple, some vanilla, a little bit of sweeter red apple, light sappy green tones, a hint of developed dried fruit character and a hint of buttery richness. The wine is very rich, full-bodied and chewy on the palate with remarkably focused and complex flavors of sweet, toasty oak, creamy richness, browned butter, tangy citrus fruits, some developed lemon marmalade character, a little bit of crunchy star fruit and a hint of caramel. The wine is remarkably bright and acid-driven for such a big and oak-driven wine with its bracing, lemony acidity. The finish is very long, rich and heavily oak-driven with powerful, complex flavors of tart green apples, sappy herbal greenness, creamy oak, browned butter, some vanilla ice cream tones, a little bit of sweet toasty oak spice, a hint of dried nectarine and a touch of caramel.

    To my understanding they used large oak demi-muids for this wine not to make it "too oaky", which sounds pretty weird, seeing how ridiculously oaky this wine is. It feels very modern and heavily oak-driven in style, but I must admit that for such a wine it is impressively structured, balanced and complex in every possible way. At least for now the wine feels just too oaky and creamy for my taste, but as the wine seems to be all about cellaring potential, I guess it will be a whole different beast after another 10 years or so. I'd sit on the wine for some years more, seeing how promising it feels like.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Château Montus
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Southwest France
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec
  • UPC Codes 3372220100042, 3372220110041

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 79 (56%)
  • Consumed 61 (44%)

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coquilles Saint-Jacques, crustacés, fromage, gravlax, lapin sauce crème, poisson, porc aux pommes, veau en sauce, volaille

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