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Ridge Monte Bello 2001 40th Anniversary Vintage 2 x 75cl / 14%
This lot contains two bottles of Ridge Monte Bello 2001 from the vineyard's 40th anniversary vintage. This is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 8 % Petit Verdot and was bottled in 2003.
'A resoundingly great effort from this iconic producer, Ridge's 2001 is a spectacular, still young but promising wine....The wine is full-bodied and silky textured, but secondary nuances have not yet begun to develop as it is still very primary, tasting more like a 3-4 year old Monte Bello than one that is ten years of age. Nevertheless, it reveals spectacular concentration, a voluptuous texture, a rare opulence for a Ridge Monte Bello, and an incredible finish. The upside is enormous and this cuvee may prove somewhat atypical due to the huge percentage of Merlot in the final blend and the higher than normal alcohol. But make no mistake about this Monte Bello - it is a great wine. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.99/100' Robert Parker, tasted in 2011
This lot comes from the temperature-controlled cellar of media businessman and wine enthusiast Lord Evgeny Lebedev, where they have been kept since purchase direct from UK importers.
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This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.