I’m planning to open a 2010 Chateau Montlabert tonight.
Let me know what you think of it. I found 6 bottles of the 1988 in the back corner of my wine cellar as I was packing up for our move. Very little information available on this wine online.
Will do. Time to check on the first of three I have.
Same owners as Beycheville. Planted 80% merlot, 20% franc. Looks like a nice cellar defender. OTW - will be fascinating to hear how the '88's held up. You might have unearthed a buried treasure.
Chateau Montlabert website
More general info here from Wine Cellar Insider
Thanks for doing so much research for me - much appreciated. The Montlabert website is one of the better ones that I have seen.
Unfortunately, I can't find much around that dates before the ownership change in 2008. The new owners obviously poured in a lot of effort and money when they took over which should have had an impact on the wine. Still, the basic terroir is what it was back in 1988 and I suspect that the previous owners were as committed to making a good wine in its day.
I'll save a bottle to bring to one of our get-togethers whenever we get out of the current medical lockdown.