1970 Ch. Montrose

Quite deep purple colour with medium aromas of damp earth, violet, black plum, licorice, and toasted bread. Dry with medium acidity, alcohol and bodied and quite high tannin which is fine-grained in nature. Medium intensity flavours of black cherry, violet, bell pepper, smoke and tea. Slightly longer than medium length with black cherry finish. (91) Decent and fine, still shows good complexity and intensity after more than 40 years. Good development and can be drunk nicely.

Tasted on 27 September 2012