December 26, 2021 - Drank for a celebratory occasion. Amazing but way too young. Started to hit its stride after 2 hours. Need to let the other bottles sit for a while.
November 28, 2021 - Stunning. Legend in the making
October 31, 2021 - Decanted for 3-4 hours and it was open for business. Everything you could want… lots of great fruit, a little vanilla and cedar, some floral notes, well balanced and smooth. Fantastic.
October 28, 2021 - Ethereal, wonderfully balanced wine. Clean black and blue fruit, with a spice note that all of us found hard to place, but the closest we could get was paprika mixed with menthol.
Was worried about the smokey vintage but could not detect any taint here at all (whew!).
October 3, 2021 - Drank it early due to evidence of a cork leak. This wine is amazing. An hour in the decanter and this wine is simply incredible. I’m so excited to let this age for a few years and try it again. So much berry and dark fruit. It is delicious and incredible.
July 29, 2021 - Great potential and already enjoyable. But, Montebellos are made for aging in the cellar, and I think my next drinking of this vintage will be in 5 years. Even after decanting, it's still tighter due to its youth.
April 1, 2021 - Really like Monte Bello as you probably can tell from my cellar. Very accesable but still with a depth and some conplexity.
Very fresh, young and lots of fruit.
A wine that everyone likes.
March 24, 2021 - Ny favorit.
March 19, 2021 - Etter tre timer, mer syre
Og masse taniner
January 22, 2021 - This wine certainly has potential. Could it go all the way? Maybe.
A lovely nose, but still som unintegrated oak and som tannins even after a 10 hour decant and 2 double decants.
But everything is there and the fruit is just lovely.
Montebello seems to undergo gradual modernization, but it is done in a good way.
My fourth vintage of this wine: 97, 2012, 2013 and 2017.