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72 Ratings
Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

An explosively rich, exotic, fruity Montrose, the 1995 displays even more fat and extract than the 1996. There is less Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1995 blend, resulting in a fuller-bodied, more accessible and friendlier style. The wine exhibits an opaque black/ruby/purple color, as well as a ripe nose of black fruits, vanillin, and licorice. Powerful yet surprisingly accessible (the tannin is velvety and the acidity low), this terrific example of Montrose should be drinkable at a young age. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2028.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Good ruby-red. Raspberry, black olive, smoke and game on the nose, with a hint of mint. Juicy, pure and sharply delineated; a classically structured if somewhat leaner vintage of Montrose with no shortage of material. Even if this is smaller-scaled than the 2005, it will still require a good decade of bottle aging.
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90-92 - As reviewed by Robert Parker