Description The Chateau Montelena Twenty Year Ruby is a “legacy” project — a one-of-a-kind, very rare Port-style fortified wine 22 years in the making. A combination of 17 vintages over 20 years, this special release was finished, blended, and bottled in mid 2017.
Nose The wine opens with lively aromas of raspberry and kirsch complemented by cinnamon, allspice, and clove. These, in turn, give way to incredibly bright notes of dried flowers and potpourri with just a hint of butterscotch lurking in the background.
Palate With 20 years of history, the layers of flavor on the palate are incredible and will only continue to evolve with time in the glass. Bittersweet chocolate, hazelnut, and ripe fig merge into rich caramel and espresso ahead of dried cranberry and plum.
Finish The finish is opulent and intense as candied orange peel and licorice slowly transition to warm toast, vanilla, and just a touch of mint.
Please note: Our 20 Year Ruby is available to club members only at California addresses. To secure your bottles, contact our club department at 1.800.222.7288