Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau Montrose
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Estephe
Grapes Varieties: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 9% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot
Classification: 2nd Growth of 1855 Classification Production:
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 12 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=99 Deep garnet coloured, the 2010 Montrose opens with classic notions of warm blackcurrants, plum preserves, cedar chest and pencil shavings plus touches of menthol and underbrush. Full-bodied, concentrated and built like a brick house in the mouth, the densely packed, muscular black fruit is superbly supported by firm, ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with great length and depth.
AG=99 The 2010 Montrose boasts a killer bouquet with beautifully delineated black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. With time its sous-bois scents become more prominent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a little grainy in texture with fine acidity. This is a masculine and broody Saint-Estèphe that will need another decade in bottle to shave its edges. But what immense structure and density. Fantastic.
WS=97 Rock solid, displaying a dense core of plum, steeped currant and braised fig fruit, with racy charcoal and ganache notes. Intensely chalky, offering flesh and refinement to match the bracing minerality, this shows hints of grilled savoury, iron, warm paving stone and bitter orange on the riveting finish. Should age very slowly. Best from 2019 through 2038.
JS=97 A perfumed and pure Montrose, with lots of currants, berries and spices that evolve to chocolate and light coffee. Full body, with super racy tannins and bright and clean finish. Very fine and structured. A balance and freshness to it all as well as beautiful form and tension. Try in 2018.