It offers more fruit intensity than the 2011 Montrose with blackberry, raspberry and bilberry scents, quite backward and primal yet well defined. The aromatics almost mock you because returning after ten minutes, there are glimpses of underlying dried herb and mineral notes. The palate is medium-bodied, intense and very focused, clearly with more depth and sinew than the 2011, yet displaying impressive precision and energy on the finish, which bodes well for the long-term.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Awards and Reviews:
93 / 100, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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