(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...
winemaker's notes: 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, and a hint of new wood. Made in a structured, masculine style, it is not a huge wine by Montrose's standards. critical acclaim: "Dark-colored, with beautiful spice, blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, round and velvety, with wonderful balance and a long, long finish. This is a Montrose that caresses your palate. Best after 2011. 26,665 cases made." 92 Points Wine Spectator "An impressive effort for the vintage, the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke, cold steel, earth, and subtle background wood. With excellent texture, a sweet ripeness, medium to full body, and moderate tannin, it should drink well for 15+ years." 91 Points The Wine Advocate "Deep, bright ruby-red. Sexy, ripe aromas of currant, black plum, raspberry, smoked meat, mocha, jasmine, black olive and earth. Smooth in texture but vinous and bright, with a penetrating character to the flavors of plum, currant, mocha and tobacco. Finishes bright and fresh, with dusty, tactile tannins and a classic St. Estephe medicinal note. This tightened up with aeration." 91 Points International Wine Cellar "This is a modern take on Montrose, which for years had been one of the stodgiest of the great Médocs. The wine has the intensity this vineyard often gives, black as indigo ink and concentrated, but without excess weight. Instead of stolid, the tannins feel luscious and sweet, riper and softer than the classical profile of Montrose. The complexity and foresty freshness is there to develop over the course of a decade or more." 91 Points Wine & Spirits
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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
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90-92 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07