Chateau Montus Madiran 2016
A trail blazer for this area renowned for its deep, long lived reds from tannat. Montus is an imposing wine that reminds one of the old school classics of Bordeaux, yet with more irony, bloody intensity. Very fine nose of pencil shavings and black fruits, coal dust and cedar. Quite austere, with a dry but full-bodied palate, and lots of drive. A great candidate for beef, or the cellar.