In the tasting of wines from Alain Brumont earlier this week the 1990 Cuvée Prestige wasn´t performing as it should have done. I decided to open a bottle at home (bought in 1997 for 22 Euro).
This was something else...
1990 Château Montus Cuvée Prestige
A tight, almost still primary nose with lovely notes of sweet red and black currants, fresh stables, herbs, warm tiles and a fresh scent of mint/eukalyptus. Very perky. Unfolds all the evening and the fruit gets sweeter and bigger in the glass. Very, very fine. Still young.
The taste is big, tight and broad over its shoulders with beautiful blueberry and black currant fruit with some additional notes of cigarr box, leather, herbs and moist earth. A long, fresh, almost peppery finish with lots of powerful tannins with that old fashioned (meant in a positive way!) Tannat character. This is no way near its peak, I would guess it still needs another 5+ years in the cellar. Great stuff!
93p (tasted 2013/02)