TN: 2011 Chateau Montus Madiran

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Kris Patten
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TN: 2011 Chateau Montus Madiran

#1 Post by Kris Patten » September 1st, 2019, 8:26 pm

I could have easily guessed this as Sociando Mallet, with the savory herbal component. Black and red fruits intermingle with savory green herbs, saddle leather and tobacco and medium plus acidity. Hard to believe this isn't Bordeaux but 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet. Really cool wine and happy to have more in cellar to see what develops.
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#2 Post by Arv R » September 2nd, 2019, 9:10 am

The few times I've had this estate I thought they were pretty stern. I've got a 2010 laid down to see if it rounds out at all by age 15-20 or so. Sociando Mallet seems like a fair comparison.
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Re: TN: Chateau Montus, Madiran 2011

#3 Post by Kris Patten » September 2nd, 2019, 9:29 am

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I have a 1995 somewhere in cellar. This was surprisingly approachable.
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#4 Post by Markus S » September 2nd, 2019, 3:49 pm

That 95 is excellent. I feel these need about 20 years to begin to show well (at least the 'Prestige' bottlings)
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#5 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » September 2nd, 2019, 3:53 pm

The 95 Prestige is really excellent

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#6 Post by dcornutt » September 2nd, 2019, 4:06 pm

This is a good wine especially with age.
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#7 Post by Scott Stewart » September 10th, 2019, 6:39 pm

We had a 95 within the past 2 years. The tannins were tamed and the wine was in an excellent place.

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