2002 Chateau Montrose St. Estephe
3 Ratings
3 Ratings
2002 Chateau Montrose St. Estephe

Wine Description

WS: 92

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    Very pretty aromas of blackberries, spices and milk chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a silky mouthfeel. Still tight but refined and long. Just as I remember. Best after 2008. 12,500 cases made. -- J.S. 07/10/2012 Aromas of vanilla, dark fruit, compote, dried fruit and spice. Pronounced sweetness and chocolatey richness in the mouth. Balanced, with a chunky frame. Drink 2012-2016. Alc: 13%. (15.17 points) Decanter

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  • International Wine Cellar
    Moderately saturated ruby-red. Expressive aromas of currant, black cherry, leather, mocha, game, black olive and minerals. Suave, seamless claret with a firm edge of acidity. More harmonious now than it was just prior to the bottling last June, but still rather closed and in need of a decade of cellaring. But this is not really austere in the way it might have been 15 years ago. A very minerally vintage of Montrose, with very good rather than outstanding density. Quite complex on the firmly tanni...
  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very strong black fruit. Fine balance and richness. Very good. Drink 2010-15. (17.5 points)
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  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Estèphe: 88 (average year)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit