($85-$92) Palish medium red. Dusty, spicy aromas of strawberry, pepper and iron. Smooth and spicy in the mouth, with a distinctly juicy freshness and a firm spine. Nicely primary for the vintage but with a supple texture. This is the cuvee that Montille referred to last year as |girlie wine,| his father's description for today's more pliant and fruit-driven Domaine de Montille wines, which are far more user-friendly than the lean, austere, high-acid wines that Hubert made a generation ago.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Cask sample Very gamey. Transparent and substantial - quite a feat! But less pure flavours than some. Alcohol quite obvious. A big thing. Only for certain palates.