Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The Perfect Ones - Part 8

I have been fortunate to have tasted this perfect creature on four occasions. Two times double blind and two times open, and I have scored it a perfect 100p three times and 98p one time. Last time was in may of 2010.

1990 Château Montrose
The nose is too die for in this perfect wine - a breathtaking mixture of perfect ripe black currants, fresh stables, tobacco, Valrhona chocolate, smoke and a gorgeous, deeply hedonistic, animalalistic depth. It is so pure, so lively and so balanced, that one can´t ask for anything else. Still fresh and young, this gonna live (almost...) forever.
The taste is bottomless pure, intense and concentrated with freshly crushed black currants, smoke, autumn leaves, pipe tobacco and charcoal. The finish goes on for over a minute. The tannins are sweet and beautiful polished but still young to make a real impression. This is in a league of its own, with the likes of 1982 Latour and 1959 Mouton.
100p   (tasted 2010/05)

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