Burgundy Red – Montblanc

It seems that in 2010 Montblanc changed the manufacturer of their ink as well as the design of the bottle. The company’s issued a new, larger (60 ml vs 50 ml) bottle. To be honest I find Montblanc bottle not only nice but also practical, much better than Iroshizuku or Sailor.


The new colours launched in 2010 include:

  1. Burgundy Red
  2. Irish Green
  3. Lavender Purple
  4. Mystery Black
  5. Midnight Blue
  6. Oyster Grey
  7. Royal Blue
  8. Toffee Brown

Burgundy Red is a dusty ink with good shading properties. It flows well and doesn’t cause any trouble and yet I just can’t start enjoying it. The color is subtle and while I enjoy subtler blue or brown or green inks I expect reds (in broad understanding of the term red) to be heavily saturated. This one doesn’t impress me.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Tomoe River, kaweco Classic Sport, B




Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B




Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9


Clairefontaine, Kaweco Classic Sport, B




2 thoughts on “Burgundy Red – Montblanc

  1. It’s true, reds should be saturated. But I love this ink: I think I’m the only one in the world. To me it’s more Herbin than Montblanc, maybe Rouge Beaujolais? Nice to see your take on it, as always.


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