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1966 Montrose, St-Estèphe

SKU #950480 93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 1966 Montrose is drinking beautifully at age forty-two, and is just a lovely example of this fine terroir. The bouquet is deep, complex and vibrant, as it jumps from the glass in an almost youthful blend of sweet blackberries, cassis, tobacco, intense gravelly tones and woodsmoke in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and very pure, with great focus, a rock solid core, bright acids, modest tannins and excellent length and grip on the soil-driven and classic finish. A lovely Montrose that gives the 1970 a firm run for its money. (Drink between 2008-2035) Inner quote mark (6/2008)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1966 Montrose is a wine that I drank and raved about in the 1990s...Here, there are vestiges of dark berry fruit on the nose, which is now dominated by tobacco and undergrowth. It now feels foursquare and correct. Those same adjectives can be applied to the palate that has a distinct tertiary persona, slightly dry tannin and showing some attenuation towards the finish. I suspect that large formats might replicate some of the joy I found in the 1966 a few years ago, but regular bottles should be consumed sooner rather than later. (NM) Inner quote mark (3/2017)

K&L Notes

"A classic of its kind," writes critic Michael Broadbent in his book, "Vintage Wine." "Now medium deep, richly coloured, mature; a rather hard-to-get nose; dry, somewhat austere, massive, still tannic. It will come round, eventually. Last tasted Feb. 1998. ***(**)!"


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