On the latest wine run, I was looking for a couple of
reds, but knowing that I didn't want to spend much. I
happened across a Montgras Cab Sauv/Syrah blend for the
right price, and I can tell you that it's wonderful.
Montgras has delivered before, and in the previous time it
was with a Carmenere that I gave a 9 to.
Well, this wine was even better. While I maybe shouldn't
be drinking a strong red wine right after getting my teeth
cleaned today, this wine is an inexpensive wonder. The
taste is a mixture of plentiful juicy dark fruits undercut,
if not crosscut, with the right mixture of a dry finish that
isn't heavy with tannins.
This wine is resplendent of the typical rich purple color
that a great wine deserves, and the taste is composed of
dark cherries, ripe Italian plums, and maybe even dates
(that would be the Syrah component).
Understanding the difference between a sub $20 bottle of
wine, and one that is above that cost, I am really anxious
to taste some of the prestige releases.