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Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8112 ratings
8.812 pro ratings
Montagne-St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with complex black fruit aromas adding in some oak and spice. On the palate this Merlot and Cab Franc blend shows blackberry and dark cherry, cacao and sweet oak flavors. Lingering finish, fine tannins, well balanced ending with fruit and pleasant oak. Tasting Sample.

Deep Ruby with complex black fruit aromas adding in some oak and spice. On the palate this Merlot and Cab Franc blend shows blackberry and dark cherry, cacao and sweet oak flavors. Lingering finish, fine tannins, well balanced ending with fruit and pleasant oak. Tasting Sample.

Jul 23rd, 2019
Ken Z
8.7

Drank 7/11/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Red fruit, black fruit, cassis, and earth on the nose. Palate closed, with dry, black fruit. Long, dry finish. Should improve, but dont touch for another 5 years.

3/21/6/3/5+ 50=88

Drank 7/11/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Red fruit, black fruit, cassis, and earth on the nose. Palate closed, with dry, black fruit. Long, dry finish. Should improve, but dont touch for another 5 years.

3/21/6/3/5+ 50=88

Jul 12th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark purple color. Aromas of black fruit and spice. Palate displays blackberries, firm rustic tannins, with some oak and earthy notes on a medium finish ending somewhat tight. Ok but not great.

Dark purple color. Aromas of black fruit and spice. Palate displays blackberries, firm rustic tannins, with some oak and earthy notes on a medium finish ending somewhat tight. Ok but not great.

Aug 26th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

This is the star of the show at this point! An oft-overlooked bottle from Montagne-St-Emilion comes out as a rockstar in the 2015 vintage. The nose is captivating with smoldering firewood and ground spices leaping out of the glass. The palate is textured with nutmeg and more spice, vanilla, and oak. Darker fruit, anise, wild black cherry, and a touch of smoke round out the palate. This is a definite winner, especially at the modest $30 price point.

This is the star of the show at this point! An oft-overlooked bottle from Montagne-St-Emilion comes out as a rockstar in the 2015 vintage. The nose is captivating with smoldering firewood and ground spices leaping out of the glass. The palate is textured with nutmeg and more spice, vanilla, and oak. Darker fruit, anise, wild black cherry, and a touch of smoke round out the palate. This is a definite winner, especially at the modest $30 price point.

Jul 6th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

This is a stupid good value from montagne st Emilion. Under $20 and loads of dark berries, vanilla and cassis. Drinks like a $40 st emilion. Very clean and no funk whatsoever. Very rich as well

This is a stupid good value from montagne st Emilion. Under $20 and loads of dark berries, vanilla and cassis. Drinks like a $40 st emilion. Very clean and no funk whatsoever. Very rich as well

Mar 22nd, 2018
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

7.6

Stewed fruit, smoke (heavy toast) and oak on the nose. Awkward palate - smoky, a little vegetal with med heavy tannins. Probably needs another 4 - 5 years to soften tannins.

Stewed fruit, smoke (heavy toast) and oak on the nose. Awkward palate - smoky, a little vegetal with med heavy tannins. Probably needs another 4 - 5 years to soften tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2014
Joe Paradise

Solid, struuctured and dark. Muscular for a saint emillion but still true to form.

Solid, struuctured and dark. Muscular for a saint emillion but still true to form.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

Pretty good, classic st Emilion nose with sweet cherry fruit on the palate.. Semi dry finish. Good value but others are better.

Pretty good, classic st Emilion nose with sweet cherry fruit on the palate.. Semi dry finish. Good value but others are better.

Mar 17th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Forward, powerful, luscious. dark chocolate, toast, and crushed black fruit, with a savory/truffle touch on the finish, and plenty of grip and acidity. She puts out.

Forward, powerful, luscious. dark chocolate, toast, and crushed black fruit, with a savory/truffle touch on the finish, and plenty of grip and acidity. She puts out.

Jul 12th, 2013