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Château Montrose Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2006

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Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>In 2006 the wine is epitomised by balance and finesse. It has enormous tannins but not only are they very fine, they are serenely cloaked in dense crushed blackberry fruit, earthy spice and minerally coffee hints. The wines cool classic edge merely serves to further reinforce its silky, feminine style - well for a St Estèphe anyway. Very good indeed. Drink: 2015-2040.

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External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Wine Spectator:"Starts off silky and refined. Medium- to full-bodied, with a fine finish. Attractive spice and currant character. Robert Parker: The deep ruby/purple-hued 2006 possesses classic aromas of creamy blackberries, cassis, flowers,


External Review
09/15/2009

This is the first vintage produced under the full control of Jean-Bernard Delmas, the person responsible for so many of the great Haut-Brions between 1961 and 2003. Yields were kept low (41 hectoliters per hectare), and for the first time, the entire vineyard was crop-thinned. About 60% of the production made it into the final blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot and Petit Verdot. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2006 possesses classic aromas of creamy blackberries, cassis, flowers, and crushed rocks. It is medium-bodied with a multilayered texture, sweeter, more finely tuned tannin than past vintages, and a powerful finish. There has been no compromise to the wine?s massive richness and density, but rather an emphasis on taming some of the huge tannins Montrose produces. It is an outstanding, fresh, lively effort that appears to be a brilliant achievement for the vintage. The tannin level ranks alongside such great Montrose vintages as 2005, 1990, and 1989, but they are noticeably sweeter. It should age handsomely for 30 or more years.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/14/2010

Reintöniges feines Bouquet (Brombeeren, Schokolade), sehr fruchtaromatisch mit Länge. Voll und konzentriert am Gaumen, süssholz-dichte Tannine mit Fülle. Grosses Potenzial.


External Review
01/16/2009

This is the first vintage produced under the full control of Jean-Bernard Delmas, the person responsible for so many of the great Haut-Brions between 1961 and 2003. Yields were kept low (41 hectoliter... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Montrose 6000ml


External Review
12/07/2010

The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygues,who convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine, the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot, ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Montrose 750ml


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
10/15/2009

Montrose, for the first time, conducted a green harvest over their entire property in 2006 to obtain optimal yields by variety. Cabernet Sauvignon (72% of the grand vin) was harvested from September 27 to Ocotber 3 while the Merlots were brought in from September 18 to 22. The grand vin represents a selection of 60% and is being matured in 60% new oak. Dense black plum with a purple rim, Montrose '06 is all in reserve aromatically. The palate exhibits depth and class as well as a velvety texture contrasted with powerful tannins. The wine is wrapped up revealing little but clearly has great purity. This is a "new" Montrose in some ways, still very backward as always yet more polished as well. Robert Parker 94+. Tasted from barrel April '07.


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Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>In 2006 the wine is epitomised by balance and finesse. It has enormous tannins but not only are they very fine, they are serenely cloaked in dense crushed blackberry fruit, earthy spice and minerally coffee hints. The wines cool classic edge merely serves to further reinforce its silky, feminine style - well for a St Estèphe anyway. Very good indeed. Drink: 2015-2040.

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