Source: April 2022 Week 1, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 7th Apr 2022 (RP-97)
The 2019 Montrose has turned out very well in bottle, wafting from the glass with a dramatic, perfumed bouquet of wild berries and cassis mingled with notions of lilac, violets, pencil shavings and warm spices, framed by nicely integrated new oak. Full-bodied, layered and seamless, it’sdeep and multidimensional, with lively acids, beautifully refined tannins and a long, resonant finish. Checking in at 14.4% alcohol (rather higher than, for example, the brilliant 2009’s 13.7% or the 2016’s 13.3%), this is an undeniably powerful, ripe Montrose, but for now everything appears to be kept in check.
Drink Date: 2029 – 2065
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022 (JS-97)
Blueberries, cracked white and black pepper with dried flowers. Some crushed stone and slate, too. Full-bodied with tannins that grow on the palate and continue on. it’spolished and very fine with lovely length. Drink after 2027