Chateau Montus Madiran 2013
2013 is an exceptional vintage of Montus and one of my all time favourites because it is less of a fruit-monster than it is in most other years. The aromatic expression is still vibrant but it is focused and less jammy, more definition and savoury complexity, while the palate is at the full end of medium bodied with really incisve tannins that indicate a very long cellar potential. Madiran is one of the great bargains of French red wine and Montus is still its flag-bearer. Drink now to 2035.