2001 Château Montus Madiran
A good depth of colour for ten years of age. Maturing berry fruit nose, a touch of leather, woodspice and cloves. Good, full palate. Firm texture; showing strong tannins and very firm acidity, which peaks at the endpalate. This provides the structure for a maturing palate, not quite showing the seamless integration of a great wine at present. Burnt coffee and berry fruit flavour. Has potential, but will remain a firm, masculine style.
Wine.comNumber 72 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004! Brooding, full-flavored red, with loads of character and power. Starts with aromas of smoked meat and flavors of dark plum and ham hocks. Tannins build on the finish, which is filled with plenty of decadent earth and mushroom notes. --Wine Spectator