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1961 Montrose Montrose Bordeaux St Estephe France Still wine

1961 Montrose

Montrose

95Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1961 Montrose is another wine that I tasted regularly in the 1990 and 2000s. Two bottles were opened here, one showing a Bovril-like aromas on the nose, the other showing more freshness with tobacco and leather-infused red berry fruit that turns algae-like with time. I scored the second in the low nineties. However, a third bottle tasted in London relived some of those great encounters. Here it had a feisty and intense bouquet, earthy in style and interestingly I scribbled down a hint of Marmite (perhaps a different take on that Bovril note observed a few weeks earlier?), but here it is part of the aromatic profile. The palate is beautifully balanced with a gentle grip, intense dark cherries and tertiary notes, a touch of pomegranate towards the finish that is structured and loaded with cedar and tobacco. I noticed how this 1961 Montrose blossomed in the glass, so do not demur decanting this wine. Tasted June 2016. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 94/100

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