2006 Chateau Montviel La Reserve
"This cuvee is a stouter version of the classic wine of Montviel. Bolder tannins, more lively acids and good fruit lead way to the classic green olive and herb notes of Merlot grown in Pomerol. This should last for 15+ years, and is an absolute steal at this price! 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc."
The 93-95 point score I have put in here is where I would expect this wine to score on most palates, of course I can't really score a wine I helped blend and put together but I can say that I am beyond excited with this blend and feel like this may become the sleeper of the La Reserve program! The loaded fruit and complexity of this wine is more reminiscent of the wines of Le Gay or Trotanoy then prior Montviel's. The fans of the monster Pomerol wines will be happy but this does have a hint of refinement that some of the bombs lack.
The chateau's cuvee is composed of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc.