Chateau Montrose St. Estephe
109 Ratings
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109 Ratings
Chateau Montrose St. Estephe

Wine Details

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) Good bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of plum, flint and nutty oak. Large-scaled, rich and explosive, offering impressive volume and a sensation of power. The ripeness here verges on syrupy and this ...

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    WA97+ Drink 2010-2030 Very deep garnet-black colour. The nose is a little closed giving moderately intense aromas of blackberry, ripe cassis, freshly cracked black pepper and a touch of cedar. The palate reveals this wine’s potential with buckets of juicy, warm berry fruit seasoned with a smattering of earth and spice. Finely structured giving medium to firm, tightly knit tannins and medium+ acidity. Very long, purely fruited finish. Drink 2010 t0 2030+. Tasted March 2009. By Lisa Perrotti-Brown The enormous 2003 Montrose is built along the lines of the 1989 rather than the 1990. It boasts a dense black/purple color in addition to an extraordinary bouquet of scorched earth, blackberries, and cassis, fabulous purity, a skyscraper-like texture, and substantial tannin in the finish. This superb, huge, ripe wine is one of the vintage’s most prodigious offerings. However, patience will be essential for anyone purchasing this 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035. By Robert Parker

    almost 4 years
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    WA97+ Drink 2010-2030 Very deep garnet-black colour. The nose is a little closed giving moderately intense aromas of blackberry, ripe cassis, freshly cracked black pepper and a touch of cedar. The palate reveals this wine’s potential with buckets of juicy, warm berry fruit seasoned with a smattering of earth and spice. Finely structured giving medium to firm, tightly knit tannins and medium+ acidity. Very long, purely fruited finish. Drink 2010 t0 2030+. Tasted March 2009. By Lisa Perrotti-Brown The enormous 2003 Montrose is built along the lines of the 1989 rather than the 1990. It boasts a dense black/purple color in addition to an extraordinary bouquet of scorched earth, blackberries, and cassis, fabulous purity, a skyscraper-like texture, and substantial tannin in the finish. This superb, huge, ripe wine is one of the vintage’s most prodigious offerings. However, patience will be essential for anyone purchasing this 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035. By Robert Parker

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007