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Château Montrose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2005

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External Reviews for Château Montrose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This estate has frequently hit the bull's eye over recent vintages, and the 2000 Montrose is the finest effort produced since the compelling 1990 and 1989. This gigantically sized, tannic, backward effort boasts a saturated inky purple color followed by a huge nose of acacia flavors, crushed blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, hickory smoke, and minerals. Extremely full-bodied, powerful, dense, and multi-layered, this unreal Montrose should last for 30+ years. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, this is a special wine that has exceptional purity and length. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/12/2013

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Petit Verdot. Black/purple in color. Aromas of plum, raspberry, Bing cherry, sage, and violets. Very complex wine with a long aftertaste. Cassis and vanilla on the palate. The tannins ... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Montrose 3000ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Thought by many tasters to be the wine of the vintage at the time of the 2004 barrel tastings. Has it retained that status? It is certainly a hugely powerful wine, monumental even. It is also finely balanced, with great dark tannins working in partnership with brooding black fruit. The question is whether it is too big, too powerful: only time will tell.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/14/2011

Classified Growth from the legendary 2005 vintage. Parker scores it 95 points saying "The 2005 Montrose is an exceptionally tannic, broodingly backward offering displaying a dense ruby/purple color along with a provocative perfume of crushed rocks, flowers, cassis, black raspberries, and blueberries. It continues to add weight and richness, good traits considering the substantial, forbiddingly high tannin levels and zesty acidity. If you are over the age of fifty, this backward, powerful wine will probably be more enjoyable to your descendants. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040+" Limited!!


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

good traits considering the substantial


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

...a terrific 1989 that not only surpasses his excellent 1986 and delicious 1982, but is, in his opinion, the best since the colossal - still not ready for prime time drinking - 1970. The massive, rich 1989 has a bouquet that smells like raspberry jam intertwined with liquid stones. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, superbly executed, and finishes with a low acid, satiny texture, as well as a dizzying level of alcohol... will have to be drunk over the next twenty years... there has not been a Montrose this concentrated since 1970... Anticipated maturity: 1993-2010.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A sleeper selection, the estate's second wine, the 2005 La Dame de Montrose, is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot. Possibly the finest second wine Montrose has yet produced, it is a full-bodied effort with supple tannins as well as sur... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 La Dame de Montrose 750ml


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