An incredibly fruity wine, displaying cinnamon and caramel. The palate is exquisite, opened, fruity. The finish is delicious. Easy to approach and enjoy now.
18.5 Points - Jancis Robinson "Tasted blind. Spicy, intense and interesting on the nose. Now this has the class and intensity of a great wine! Polish and salinity too. Pure pleasure. Long and suave. Lots of minerality.
96 Points - James Suckling "Beautiful aromas of flowers and berries, intermingled in fresh and brambly mode with a cedary edge. This is very fresh. The tannins carve an exceptionally deep, long line through the dark berries and cassis and deliver a very powerful, unwavering finish. This is in great form. Very powerful and focused."
91 Points - Antonio Galloni
The 2014 Montlabert is racy and sumptuous in the glass. Sweet rose petal and spice notes add aromatic lift and overall presence. The more fragrant, delicate side of Saint-Émilion comes through nicely. Given the wine's midweight structure, I would prefer to drink the 2014 sooner rather than later. There is good depth, but I find the 2014 less explosive and energetic than it was from barrel. The blend is 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc from sandy/gravelly soils on a bed of clay. Hubert de Boüard is the consulting winemaker. Tasted two times.