Chateau Montrose ' 2010

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Rock solid, displaying a dense core of plum, steeped currant and braised fig fruit, with racy charcoal and ganache notes. Intensely chalky, offerin... Read more

The 2010 Montrose is a fabulous wine, and I was leaning toward giving it a three-digit score, which it may ultimately merit after it resolves some ... Read more

2010 Montrose: Jean Delmas believes this is one of the all-time great wines of Montrose, comparable to the 2009, 1990, 1989, 1959, 1947, 1945 and 1... Read more

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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 savory, iron, warm paving stone and bitter orange on the riveting finish. Should age very slowly. Best from 2019 through 2038.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The 2010 Montrose is a fabulous wine, and I was leaning toward giving it a three-digit score, which it may ultimately merit after it resolves some of its very sweet tannin. It is not as soft or flamboyant as the 2009, but it is a great classic, coming in at 13.9% natural alcohol. Representing 64% of the total production, the final blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot (which is one percent different than the barrel sample blends that were presented). Inky bluish/purple in color, with classic blueberry, black currant, crushed rock and floral notes, hints of graphite, and lots of wild mountain berry fruit, this wine is extravagantly rich, has very sweet but noticeable tannin, laser-like precision, a massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and a finish of close to 50+ seconds. This remarkable wine will probably tighten up somewhat in the bottle, and need most of a decade to shed some tannin and its rather grapy, primary personality. The finish blew me away, and the overall power, richness and balance of this wine are virtually perfect. Look for it to drink well for half a century or more.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/17/2011

2010 Montrose: Jean Delmas believes this is one of the all-time great wines of Montrose, comparable to the 2009, 1990, 1989, 1959, 1947, 1945 and 1929. The 2010 harvest took place between September 27 and October 15, and the final blend is 54% Cabern... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Montrose 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2013

Tasted at the Château, Montrose is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between from 27th September through to 15th October, cropped at 45hl/ha. It has 13.8% alcohol with a pH 3.65. The bouquet i... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Montrose 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

53% cabernet sauvignon 37% merlot 9% cabernet franc 1% petit verdot. 64% of total production and yields of 45hl/ha. Harvesting began with the merlot on Sep 27 and lasted through Oct 15 with the cabernet. Alcohol is 13.8%. There is a surprising amount of merlot in the blend given the strength of the cabernet this year. Probably due to the 20 hectares of mostly merlot vineyards acquired from Phelan Segur. Blackberry and cassis liquor dominate the nose while violet lavender creosote and fresh turned earth are beginning to develop. A tightly packed wine now the palate shows precision and power as the tannins build and the fruit is restrained by a powerful structure of acid tannins and alcohol. With a little coaxing the fruit is prevalent if somewhat backwards. Upon release this will only offer a small glimpse of what this wine will develop into in 20-30 years. Will be an intriguing comparison to the 2009 over time - very different wines but both very good. Andy Frieden.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2013

This is such an elegant wine that has all the structure of the vintage. Surrounding the tannins, the wine is sweet and ripe, with smokiness from the wood. It’s powerful, elegant and sophisticated with a strong sense of poise. The tannins promise long-term aging.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

53% cabernet sauvignon 37% merlot 9% cabernet franc 1% petit verdot. 64% of total production and yields of 45hl/ha. Harvesting began with the merlot on Sep 27 and lasted through Oct 15 with the cabernet. Alcohol is 13.8%. There is a surprising amo... Andy Frieden A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Montrose Bordeaux Blend 750ml


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Wine Advocate 96-99+ Points Jean Delmas believes this is one of the all-time great wines of Montrose, comparable to the 2009, 1990, 1989, 1959, 1947, 1945 and 1929. The 2010 harvest took place between September 27 and October 15, and the final ble

Wine Advocate 96-99+ Points Jean Delmas believes this is one of the all-time great wines of Montrose, comparable to the 2009, 1990, 1989, 1959, 1947, 1945 and 1929. The 2010 harvest took place between September 27 and October 15, and the final ble

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