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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) Considered one of the top Saint Estephe, Montrose is prized for its classic Claret style, big fruit and full well structured taste.

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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 6 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 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009