Another special from Paul Mapplebeck at CLWS. St Estephe
is an area I have visited on a number of occasions and love because it lacks some of the formality of its neighbouring Medoc appelations.
On this evening, the Chateau Montrose 1990 showed itself above some competition from Cos d'Estournel and also from other vintages from Chateau Montrose. I found that the 1990 had good fruit and earthiness in balance and also displayed some sweetness too which was a little unexpected.