Mushroom and roots of river scrub poking out from muddy banks while skewering the corner-baked brownie with a thin, nearly burnt, crispy collar. A papyrus envelope lies open, filled with sandalwood soaked clay, and a blackberry, blueberry, gooseberry reduction with cassis just to tease. Lean mouthfeel that turns sharply mid-palate to a gravelly mineshaft of nutmeg, black sesame, burnt brownie bits, and soft cranberry jellies wraps up herbaceously with cedar chips, Provençal herbs, hazelnut, Brazil nut skin, hot saw blades salivating old cherrywood and belching pipe tobacco. Kept me nose deep in the funk. Brilliant wine with a surly personality. #LaFleurdeBoüard #Pomerol #rightbank #frenchred #lalande #lalandelicious #rivermonster — a year ago
Christmas is for Claret!
2003 Chateau Montviel, Pomerol, Bordeaux
In the PERFECT place right now, the nose and aroma is pronounced and full with deeply complex layers of black cherry, black plum, sweet tobacco, roast beef, sweet mint and a dusting of mocha. The palate is seamless, front to back with ripe and fine tannin. A beautiful 13.5% abv.
#pomerol #montviel #PereVerge — 2 years ago
Just a beautiful #pomerol with elegant black currant aromas, velvety tannins and a faint echo of spice. This 2014 is a great representation of the region taken up a notch above very good.
— 4 months ago