Chateaus Montus Prestige
Francois' French Opinion: Produced for the first time in 1985, this Madiran made with 100% Tannat caused major waves in the wine world when it did better than many of France's top wines at tastings, and placed this local variety in the limelight. Prestige de Château Montus is made from a selection of the vineyard's best terroirs and represents the Tannat grape at its best. It is almost entirely sold en primeur (before bottling). Unusual and generous character, depth, soft and complex fruit. Some years, balsamic notes and smoky or cocoa aromas can be found. Very popular among cigars amateurs. A rich wine that has a long ageing potential.
Pair with: Red meat, desserts with chocolate and red fruit, and exotic cuisine
Region: Cotes de Gascogne, France
Awards: 91 Points Wine Spectator