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Montrose Fc 2005

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External Reviews for Montrose Fc

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/18/2015

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+.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/04/2009

RP: 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+


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
01/19/2009

Dark in color, with an impressive nose of crushed currant, mineral and spices. Full-bodied, with seamless tannins and an aftertaste of spice, sweet tobacco and berry. The second wine of Montrose. Best after 2011. JS


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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: 2020andndash;2040+.


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

All of the best wines from this most northerly major Bordeaux appellation were successful in 1995 because the rains apparently delivered only a glancing blow to the area. Montrose has a distinct herbal character, but also shows flavors of clove, soy and jammy fruit. The wine is a little less open than the Cos, but shows good extension and fine length.


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

Perhaps not the best Montrose, but very good. Blackberry and dried cherry aromas have bark undertones. medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins. Slightly alcoholic on the medium finish. Needs time to come together. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. Best after 2000.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/14/2014

In 2005, a very serious drought year stressed most vineyards in Bordeaux, which are all dry-farmed. The volume of rainfall was less than half the average of the previous 30 years. The clay subsoils at Montrose have always played a major role in not only dry years, but also in extremely hot ones, such as 2003, as they retain more moisture. The grapes were harvested between September 23 and October 9. This is a very powerful, full-bodied wine that is quite tannic, but the tannins are relatively velvety. The wine is rich, complex, majestic, multi-dimensional and also avoids any of the austerity that some 2005s possess. It has done quite well in its bottle evolution and should turn out to be a great Montrose, capable of lasting 30 to 50 years.


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