Raspberry jam, sweet spices, crushed flowers and smoke meld together in the 2013 Montviel. The oak is not yet totally integrated, but there is nevertheless a lot to like in the 2013, a wine that brings together expressive fruit and a terrific sense of focus. There is a lot to like here. Tasted twice.
Robert Parker 85?
The 2013 Montviel was showing some dustiness on the nose, which obscures the terroir and fruit expression. The palate is better: light tannin, attractive red berry fruit with a leathery, tertiary finish indicating that this Pomerol is not in for the long-haul. Really, it is the aromatics that let this down, not the palate, which is disappointing after a great showing in barrel.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2020