Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe 2ème Grand Cru Classé
(2004 Vintage) Although the 2004 Montrose reveals dry, hard tannin, it comes across as a classically structured, backward effort with an opaque purple color as well as notes of black raspberries, flowers, cassis, an...
International Wine CellarFirst bottle corked. Second bottle: Full ruby-red. Dusty aromas of plum syrup and leather, with a distinct whiff of less-than-perfect cooperage. Then fat, sweet and lush, but a bit lacking in delineation. Finishes with a slightly dry edge. An awkward showing, but does not seem to be corked. Drink now through 2010.
Wine SpectatorRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06