Chateau Montviel Pomerol 2015
Chateau Montviel was the first Pomerol estate purchased by Catherine Pere-Verge. She bought Chateau Montviel in 1985. Chateau Montviel was created from vineyards belonging to three little known properties including; Bellevue-Montviel, La Croix des Templiers, and Montviel. Following her purchase and creation of the new vineyard for Chateau Montviel, Catherine Pere Verge continued adding to her holdings in Pomerol when she subsequently obtained Chateau Le Gay, located on the famous plateau of Pomerol. Her next two purchases were Chateau Tristan, Chateau Feytit-Lagrave and later, Chateau La Violette. La Violette is also located on the prized terroir of the Pomerol plateau. The same technical team that produces Chateau Le Gay and Chateau La Violette also works with Chateau Montviel as well. In fact, because there is no winery for Chateau Tristan, the wine is produced at Montviel. Starting with the 1988 vintage, Pere Verge brought in Michel Rolland as her consultant.
The 10.1 hectare vineyard of Chateau Montviel is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. However, it is important to note that while the estate has 10.1 hectares of vines, only the 5 best hectares are used to produce Chateau Montviel. The vines for Chateau Montviel are placed in various parcels in the Pomerol appellation giving the estate two distinctly, different soil types.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
Wine SpectatorA broad-shouldered version, offering a hefty dose of warm ganache and tobacco coating the core of warmed fig, blackberry and black currant paste flavors. Long, with loam and smoldering tar notes driving the finish. Not shy on muscle. Best from 2023 through 2032. 1,833 cases made.
Jeb DunnuckShowing similar from barrel, the 2015 Chateau Montviel is another sexy, forward Pomerol offering terrific notes of chocolaty dark fruits, dried flowers and Asian spice-like aromas and flavors. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, it reveals medium to full-bodied richness, moderate acidity, sweet tannin, and a charming, undeniably sumptuous personality that will keep for 10-15 years.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Montviel is medium to deep garnet-purple with a nose of warm plums, crushed blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of garrigue and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it has plenty of freshness and nice plush tannins, finishing on a fruity note.