1998 Montviel, Pomerol

SKU #1028969

90 points Wine Spectator: "A baby Pomerol with excellent potential. Impressive aromas of smoke, meat and ripe fruit. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Best after 2006." (01/01) According to Robert Parker: "If the 1998 Montviel continues to perform as it did in March, it will be a candidate for a sleeper of the vintage. Dark ruby/purple-colored, with a sweet blackberry and cherry liqueur-scented nose with licorice and toast in the background, this is a long, deep, medium to full-bodied Pomerol with moderately aggressive tannin. Large-scaled and powerful, it will age well for 10-15 years." (04/99)

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