Plum and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of herbs, licorice, and spice box are found in this round, ample, easy-going, silky-textured 2007. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Montrose: Much darker than the Ste-Anne below. Still has a leafy note but more dark fruit. Bigger, more juicy and spicy tannins. More persistent than the Ste-Anne and a little warm on the finish. 50% new oak. NB 12% Petit Verdot. Very moderate acidity so it finishes a little flat. Julia Harding MW
Fully developed, with some bricking in the color, secondary aromas of tobacco, wet earth, smoke and red fruits. Medium bodied, open and accessible and drinking at peak, if you are sitting on any bottles, you should be popping the corks.
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