Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1975 Montrose was served from magnum. The wine was picked between 25 September and 6 October under fine but intermittently stormy conditions. It offers an elegant bouquet with a floral bent, well defined, right but focused with black cherries and cranberry infused with loamy scents. The palate has a little chewiness on the entry, nicely balanced and precise (within the context of winemaking in this period), fresh and composed towards the finish that gives off a touch of volatility. That said, this magnum was far superior to the 1976 and suggests that at least in larger formats, this 1975 will continue to give drinking pleasure.
WA 89 pts