I was tested by a friend last night. I outperformed by calling both the vintage and the label correctly. I really have to give myself a praise 🙂
First off; highly concentrated tea leaves, leaving me zooming in on St Estephe. Not calling Cos nor Calon Segur as they each have their own character of varying amount of tea leaves. Next obvious character is the classic backward style, not many winemakers bothered but Montrose is very traditional. Last, the distinct big tannins tell me it’s 05 or 10.