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Château Montviel

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2023
91
Sweet, juicy, fresh, black cherries, with licorice, and a touch of cocoa in the nose and on the palate. Medium-bodied, bright, and vibrant, with a soft, elegant touch in the finish. The wine will offer pleasure on release. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. Drink from 2026-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Sweet, juicy, fresh, black cherries, with licorice, and a touch of cocoa in the nose and on the palate. Medium-bodied, bright, and vibrant, with a soft, elegant touch in the finish. The wine will offer pleasure on release. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. Drink from 2026-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
91
Plummy fruits, flowers, cherries, and cocoa aromatics line the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky, and fruity, with a sweet, red pit fruit finish. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Plummy fruits, flowers, cherries, and cocoa aromatics line the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky, and fruity, with a sweet, red pit fruit finish. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2021
90
Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward and charming, this is effortless to drink with all of its soft, silky, ripe, sweet red fruits. This is pretty Pomerol that will be at its best in its youth, for all of its fruits and freshness. Drink from 2024-2031.

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant, forward and charming, this is effortless to drink with all of its soft, silky, ripe, sweet red fruits. This is pretty Pomerol that will be at its best in its youth, for all of its fruits and freshness. Drink from 2024-2031.

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Fresh, forward, floral and vibrant, with bright red plums and cherries, freshness, lift and a touch of spicy chocolate to round things out in the finish of this medium-bodied wine. Drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

Fresh, forward, floral and vibrant, with bright red plums and cherries, freshness, lift and a touch of spicy chocolate to round things out in the finish of this medium-bodied wine. Drink from 2023-2032. 89-91

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2020
92
Milk-chocolate-covered plums, espresso and flowers are all over the place here on the nose and silky, fresh, supple-textured palate, finishing with sensuously-textured black cherries, cocoa, and just a hint of peppery espresso that comes in at the back of the finish. This has really jumped in quality after its barrel aging. Drink from 2023-2038.

Milk-chocolate-covered plums, espresso and flowers are all over the place here on the nose and silky, fresh, supple-textured palate, finishing with sensuously-textured black cherries, cocoa, and just a hint of peppery espresso that comes in at the back of the finish. This has really jumped in quality after its barrel aging. Drink from 2023-2038.

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2019
92
Loaded with chocolate covered plums, spice, smoke. earth and truffle, the wine is soft, polished, fresh, medium-bodied, elegant and rich. The earthy, fruit-packed, dark chocolate accented finish seals the deal. Give it a year or two in the bottle and it should be even better. This is the best vintage of Montviel I have ever tasted. Drink from 2023-2032.

Loaded with chocolate covered plums, spice, smoke. earth and truffle, the wine is soft, polished, fresh, medium-bodied, elegant and rich. The earthy, fruit-packed, dark chocolate accented finish seals the deal. Give it a year or two in the bottle and it should be even better. This is the best vintage of Montviel I have ever tasted. Drink from 2023-2032.

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Truffle is the first note in the perfume, followed by flowers, coffee bean and ripe cherries. Medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, the fruity, soft, silky finish delivers a lot of charm. It is hard to find a better Pomerol for the money these days. 89-91 Pts

Truffle is the first note in the perfume, followed by flowers, coffee bean and ripe cherries. Medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, the fruity, soft, silky finish delivers a lot of charm. It is hard to find a better Pomerol for the money these days. 89-91 Pts

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2018
91
Dark chocolate, mint, licorice, espresso and black with red plums come along on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and savory, with a sweet, juicy, red pit fruit and herb filled finish. This is a serious value for the Pomerol region in 2018. Savvy shoppers should be all over this.

Dark chocolate, mint, licorice, espresso and black with red plums come along on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and savory, with a sweet, juicy, red pit fruit and herb filled finish. This is a serious value for the Pomerol region in 2018. Savvy shoppers should be all over this.

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Plummy and floral, the wine is sophistication and freshness. Medium-bodied and jam-packed with sweet black raspberries and licorice accents, the ripe, earthy plum and cherry fruits transport silkiness to the palate and into the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This is a serious value for the Pomerol region in 2018. Savvy shoppers should be all over this. 90-92 Pts

Plummy and floral, the wine is sophistication and freshness. Medium-bodied and jam-packed with sweet black raspberries and licorice accents, the ripe, earthy plum and cherry fruits transport silkiness to the palate and into the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This is a serious value for the Pomerol region in 2018. Savvy shoppers should be all over this. 90-92 Pts

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2016
90
Espresso, licorice and dark cherries complete for your attention. The wine is forward, requiring very little aging time before you start enjoying its silky, kirsch character. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Espresso, licorice and dark cherries complete for your attention. The wine is forward, requiring very little aging time before you start enjoying its silky, kirsch character. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Flowers and black raspberry create the perfume, medium bodied, soft and forward, the wine offers elegant, polished, sweet black raspberries and spice on the palate and in the finish. You can drink this in just a year or two or age for pleasure. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Flowers and black raspberry create the perfume, medium bodied, soft and forward, the wine offers elegant, polished, sweet black raspberries and spice on the palate and in the finish. You can drink this in just a year or two or age for pleasure. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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2015
91
The best vintage ever for Montviel, the wine is floral, earthy, soft, elegant and fruity. The cherry essence and silky tannins, with its forward approach, along with the length, persistence and freshness is really fine in this vintage.

The best vintage ever for Montviel, the wine is floral, earthy, soft, elegant and fruity. The cherry essence and silky tannins, with its forward approach, along with the length, persistence and freshness is really fine in this vintage.

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Blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc produced an elegant, silky, medium-bodied, soft and sweet Pomerol with an appealing character that sells for a song. 89 - 91 Pts

Blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc produced an elegant, silky, medium-bodied, soft and sweet Pomerol with an appealing character that sells for a song. 89 - 91 Pts

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2014
88
With a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine is ruby hued and medium bodied with fresh, brilliant red fruits. 88-89 Pts

With a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine is ruby hued and medium bodied with fresh, brilliant red fruits. 88-89 Pts

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2013
87
Light red cherry and plum fruits, soft, medium bodied and focused on its red berry character, this is definitely vinified for early drinking pleasure.

Light red cherry and plum fruits, soft, medium bodied and focused on its red berry character, this is definitely vinified for early drinking pleasure.

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From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine showcases soft plum, espresso, licorice and earthy notes. With medium body and an open, earthy character highlighting red berries, this soft textured wine will be best consumed on the young side. 87-89 Pts

From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine showcases soft plum, espresso, licorice and earthy notes. With medium body and an open, earthy character highlighting red berries, this soft textured wine will be best consumed on the young side. 87-89 Pts

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2012
89
Sweet cherries, plum spicy, black raspberries and earthy scents open this medium bodied, soft textured wine. This was made for early drinking pleasure at a very consumer friendly, price point.

Sweet cherries, plum spicy, black raspberries and earthy scents open this medium bodied, soft textured wine. This was made for early drinking pleasure at a very consumer friendly, price point.

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Sweet cherry and licorice scents, with an open, forward soft character that is already revealing its sweet plummy charms.

Sweet cherry and licorice scents, with an open, forward soft character that is already revealing its sweet plummy charms.

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From a 4 hectare parcel, the wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13.5% ABV and will be aged in 30% new French oak barrels. Earthy cherries, licorice and truffle scents open to a lighter, charming, early-drinking style of Pomerol. 87-90 Pts

From a 4 hectare parcel, the wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 13.5% ABV and will be aged in 30% new French oak barrels. Earthy cherries, licorice and truffle scents open to a lighter, charming, early-drinking style of Pomerol. 87-90 Pts

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2011
87
Soft, forward, medium bodied and polished, the wine is soft, short and sweet, with nice cherry and plum note in the finish.

Soft, forward, medium bodied and polished, the wine is soft, short and sweet, with nice cherry and plum note in the finish.

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From 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers floral and black cherry aromatics. In the mouth, there is a sensation of ripe, sweet and round black cherries with cocoa. 88-90 Pts

From 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers floral and black cherry aromatics. In the mouth, there is a sensation of ripe, sweet and round black cherries with cocoa. 88-90 Pts

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2010
89
Medium bodied with plum, black raspberry and cherry notes, this Bordeaux wine should drink well shortly after release. 88-89 Pts

Medium bodied with plum, black raspberry and cherry notes, this Bordeaux wine should drink well shortly after release. 88-89 Pts

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2009
90
This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc has really improved since my last taste. Packed with aromas of licorice, flowers, plum and chocolate, the wine is supple, already open and delivers an elegant, supple finish. Drinking it, I found myself thinking of Catherine Pere Verge who passed away earlier this year. The grand dame of Pomerol is definitely missed.

This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc has really improved since my last taste. Packed with aromas of licorice, flowers, plum and chocolate, the wine is supple, already open and delivers an elegant, supple finish. Drinking it, I found myself thinking of Catherine Pere Verge who passed away earlier this year. The grand dame of Pomerol is definitely missed.

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Smoke, earth, truffle and cherry, medium bodied with a soft, forward cherry personality.

Smoke, earth, truffle and cherry, medium bodied with a soft, forward cherry personality.

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2009 Montviel is this property’s second vintage using micro-vinification. The wine kicks off with aromas of jammy berries, licorice, and espresso. The wine has round textures, but some dryness intrudes in the finish. 87/89 Pts

2009 Montviel is this property’s second vintage using micro-vinification. The wine kicks off with aromas of jammy berries, licorice, and espresso. The wine has round textures, but some dryness intrudes in the finish. 87/89 Pts

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2008
87
Fully developed. medium bodied with a focus on its light, fresh earthy red cherry and plum fruits. Drink this over the next few years..

Fully developed. medium bodied with a focus on its light, fresh earthy red cherry and plum fruits. Drink this over the next few years..

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2008 Montviel is a medium bodied, lighter style of Pomerol that is best enjoyed in its youth for its soft textures, chocolate, black raspberry and spice character. 89 Pts

2008 Montviel is a medium bodied, lighter style of Pomerol that is best enjoyed in its youth for its soft textures, chocolate, black raspberry and spice character. 89 Pts

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2006
86
Fully developed with a tobacco, earth, herb and olive nose, the wine needs consumption sooner than later, so you can enjoy the rest of the earthy, plummy fruits.

Fully developed with a tobacco, earth, herb and olive nose, the wine needs consumption sooner than later, so you can enjoy the rest of the earthy, plummy fruits.

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2005
87
Fully mature, medium bodied, soft textured, earthy wine that ends with plums and licorice in the finish. This requires consumption over the next few years 3-5 years.

Fully mature, medium bodied, soft textured, earthy wine that ends with plums and licorice in the finish. This requires consumption over the next few years 3-5 years.

3,854 Views   Tasted